Toward a Lexicon of Common Figurative Units
LIST OF MAPS Chapter 4: Empirical Approach Map 1: to see the light at the end of the tunnel 101 Chapter 5: Antiquity Map 2: to rise like the Phoenix from the ashes 109 Map 3: to burn one’s bridges/ships 124 Map 4: the die is cast 134 Map 5: to be all in the same boat 139 Map 6: to pour fuel/oil into the fire 142 Map 7: to have one foot in the grave 149 Chapter 6: The Bible Map 8: by the sweat of one’s brow/ face/forehead 176 Map 9: the black sheep in the family 184 Map 10: to be a thorn/a splinter in some- one’s eye/side 201 Map 11: to wash one’s hands of some- thing 205 Map 12: to take someone under one’s wings 211 Map 13: a voice/someone crying in the wilderness 216 Map 14: to separate the wheat from the chaff 225 Map 15: to cast pearls before swine 233 Map 16: to build on sand 236 Map 17: to render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s 244 Chapter 7: Various Ancient Sources Map 18: to be in seventh heaven 259 Map 19: someone’s better half 271 Map 20: to swim against the stream/the current 274 Map 21: a wolf in sheep’s clothing 279 Map 22: to go through fire (and water) for someone 287 Map 23: to tear one’s hair out 293 Map 24: someone’s hair stands on end 297 Map 25: not to be able to hurt a fly...
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