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Re: Just around the corner...

Posted by ESC on March 18, 2004

In Reply to: Re: Just around the corner... posted by Miri Barak 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.

It's a combination of a Depression-era saying, "Prosperity is just around the corner" and (see archives) "winds of change."