E06.2 Idiomdom

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Albort jumps the shark in our 22nd episode, Idiomdom. Toeing the line between literal and figurative speaking he uncovers the stories behind such idioms as “it’s a cakewalk” “throwing in the towel” “costing and arm and a leg” and, of course, “jumping the shark”. Discover the origin of the words “bimbo” “pushover” and “scram”, find out why we call weaker, smaller, frightened people “chickens” and learn to speak jive.

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