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"latin" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word latin

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word latin

" Carpe diem "
Meaning:
Latin expression meaning seize the day.
Example:
Rise and shine kids. The sun is shining. Carpe diem!
Where did it originate?:
Latin
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" Dog days of summer "
Meaning:
The hottest days of the summer season.
Example:
I'm roasting - I suppose we should expect that on the dog days.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 14th century, deriving ultimately from ancient Rome.
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" Mea culpa "
Meaning:
I'm to blame.
Example:
The white washing came out pink again. Sorry, mea culpa, my red socks got mixed in with the sheets.
Where did it originate?:
Latin. a literal translation is 'I am culpable'.
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