Posted by RRC on June 27, 2007
In Reply to: The same? posted by Probe on June 27, 2007
: Are these phrases interchangeable?
: 1. On one's beam ends
: 2. swing for the fences
Not even remotely close.
If you're on your beam ends, you are in a bad spot like a boat on its side. When you swing for the fences, you set yourself a high goal, like a batter in baseball trying to hit a homerun.