The other day, I was trying to motivate my son to get his homework done. I think he got the gist of what I was trying to say but he didn't really understand it. And I don't remember which one of these it was.
According to a survey by The Sun, 40% of Gen Z says they sometimes hear older people use phrases they don't understand. Among them:
"Rule of Thumb" or how to do something
"Back to the salt mines" to indicate that you need to get back to work on a particularly laborious task or for a hard to please boss.
"Doesn't cut the mustard" Not meeting expectations
"Burn the midnight oil" To stay up late at night to complete a task.
There are many more of these phrases here.
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