English expressions from ancient times

Tulius

Ad Honorem
May 2016
5,689
Portugal
#5
No one says that anymore though. These days, it's between a rock and a "hard place" (what an utterly ludicrous saying that is).
One Portuguese (and Spanish) equivalent would be: “To be between the sword and the wall”. Probably there is also in English.
 

Willempie

Ad Honorem
Jul 2015
5,305
Netherlands
#7
Achilles heel and Midas' touch.

Beyond the pale I think is referring to the area too far from Dublin to be under English control and thus savage country
 
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