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The same?

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.