Posted by ESC on April 26, 2008 at 10:42:
In Reply to: Poisoned chalice etc. posted by Butamire Pan on April 26, 2008 at 08:39:
: What are the meanings of these? A poisoned chalice, rara avis, deus ex machina.
The last one -- machine of the gods -- is here: https://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/8/messages/67.html