What’s the connection between “kicking a pigeon” and “how a bill becomes a law”?

American television sitcom – Friends A: That man across the street just kicked that pigeon. B: And basically, that’s how a bill becomes a law. (Along with audience laughing) I looked up “kick pigeon” and “bill becomes law”, found nothing. Answer There is no connection. They are talking about Rachel and then she walks in, … Read more

Meaning of “keep your worms warm”?

What does it mean when someone says “keep your worms warm” in the following context? I came across this when I was reading the following: A fisherman had out-fished his companion all morning long. They used the same live bait, the same equipment and fished together in the same mountain stream. But he had almost … Read more

What does it mean by ‘bringing him gasping to all fours’ in Harry potter?

Immediately, his insides started writhing as though he’d just swallowed live snakes — doubled up, he wondered whether he was going to be sick — then a burning sensation spread rapidly form his stomach to the very ends of his fingers and toes — next, bringing him gasping to all fours, came to a horrible melting feeling, … Read more

Meaning of “buy” in “I don’t buy this person answering your mobile.” [closed]

Closed. This question is off-topic. It is not currently accepting answers. Want to improve this question? Update the question so it’s on-topic for English Language Learners Stack Exchange. Closed 4 months ago. Improve this question The following sentence is meaningless to me. What is the meaning of “buy” here? I don’t buy this person answering … Read more

What are the “glass coffins”? What does “there’s lights out, then there’s lock up” mean here?

All the rowboats in the paintings They keep trying to row away And the captains’ worried faces Stay contorted and staring at the waves They’ll keep hanging in their gold frames For forever, forever and a day All the rowboats in the oil paintings They keep trying to row away, row away Hear them whispering … Read more