American Cultural Literacy: An Achilles’ heel

“An Achilles’ heel” PROVERB a small fault in a person or system which might cause them to fail Usage notes: Achilles was a man in Greek mythology (= an ancient set of stories) who was killed when he was injured on the heel. This was the only part of his body where he could be harmed. As a team they’re strong on attack but they … Continue reading American Cultural Literacy: An Achilles’ heel

American Cultural Literacy: Not lift a finger and not lift a hand (to help someone)

“Not lift a finger (to help someone) and not lift a hand (to help someone)” PROVERB  To do nothing to help someone They wouldn’t lift a finger to help us.  Sally refused to lift a hand to help her own sister. Continue reading American Cultural Literacy: Not lift a finger and not lift a hand (to help someone)