In the nick of time… and other idioms

Idioms are words used to describe something figuratively rather than literally.  Today they just kept popping into my head.

C and I popped into town briefly at lunchtime to pick up the Association newsletters from the printers and get a couple of bits from the shops.  When we went out, the sun was shining.  It was a little bit breezy, but not particularly cold. So far so good.

We had been home for about 10 minutes and the heavens opened.

We got home just in the nick of time when out of the blue it started raining cats and dogs. If we hadn’t we’d have been in a hot mess. We’re not spring chickens so we wouldn’t have been able to leg it home without getting soaked. All things considered, we were on the same page when we agreed to go out earlier in the day.

That did put pay to doing anything outdoorsy for several hours.  Luckily, we have enough to do so that we’re not just twiddling our thumbs.

I had a meeting in the afternoon and read through some emails so that I could hit the ground running when we got the ball rolling. We were chewing the fat over some ideas that were out of the box and could possibly be the best thing since sliced bread.

When it was time to call it a day, I settled in to being a coach potato for the rest of the afternoon until it was time to stuff my face


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