Posted by ESC on June 18, 2007
In Reply to: Re: Idioms? posted by R. Berg on June 18, 2007
: : 1. The drunken tongue speaks the sober mind
: : 2. Wine in, truth out
: : Please clarify whether the above phrases are idioms and, if negative, - what are the idioms expressing the meaning "a drunken man will reveal a hidden thought"?
: I'd call them proverbs. "In vino veritas," borrowed from [email protected] ("In wine there is truth"), is more familiar to English speakers than the two above. It isn't an idiom, either. Idioms don't have the job of condensing folk wisdom into a pithy saying. ~rb
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