Posted by Miri Barak on March 18, 2004
In Reply to: Just around the corner... posted by ESC on March 18, 2004
: : : : : : It is said about our dinosaur Pod when he encounters other kind of dinosaurs::
: : : : : : Luckily for them, Pod's instinct to avoid their kind is too deeply ingrained.
: : : : : : Feeling no *comfort factor*, he withdraws. As an added precaution, Pod puts some daylight between himself and the odd-sized animals.
: : : : Thank you Henry,you
: : : : : : My question: What does he mean by comfort factor", somehow it doen't make sense here.
: : : : : : Thank you very much
: : : : : : By the way I have a problem also with "put some daylight between himself..." but I stills have'nt try to dig into it.
: : : : : Comfort factor is a safety margin.
: : : : : "Put daylight between" means to create a clear gap between two things. A phrase popular recently in politics was to create/put/keep clear blue water between the policies of one party and another to show that they were different.
: : : : Thank you Henry you helped me immensely.
: : : Another one:
: : : "Just around the corner a change is in the wind".
: : : Does it mean that a change is expected soon?
: : : Thanks. I found a confirmation to my guess.
: That's what you call a mixed metaphor, isn't it?
yes it is and it's kind of strange.