It’s Friday! Here are a few more random and interesting water quotes, cliches and facts for your weekend.
“It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.” ~Franklin P. Jones
Mr. Jones makes an interesting observation. “On thin ice” and “In hot water” do have very similar meanings as cliches. When someone is on thin ice, they’ve said or done something that may cause trouble in the future. Once someone is in hot water, the trouble has already arrived.
Sometimes, when someone is in hot water, they may only see “the tip of the iceberg.” An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water; typically only one-ninth of the volume of an iceberg is above water. The shape of the underwater portion can be difficult to judge by looking at the portion above the surface. Hence the phrase.
When someone says “Come hell or high water,” they are determined to do or say something, even if doing or saying it will get them in hot water. Or just put them on thin ice. Unfortunately, sometimes that determination to proceed may blind someone to all but the tip of the iceberg…
Have a great weekend!