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Shortened or partial Idioms in common use.

You often hear people say things like "When in Rome" or "Great Minds" when people are generally meaning, "When in Rome, do as the Romans do." or "Great minds think alike." Is there an actual literary term for these clipped or shortened idioms?
posted by sevcenko on May 22, 2014 - 5 answers

Vacation from gardening

The gardener in the family is going to be travelling from July through December, leaving me home alone with assorted pets and a large, wild vegetable garden. What's the best, lazy way to NOT garden this summer? [more inside]
posted by five_cents on Apr 3, 2014 - 9 answers

How to get my lazy incompetent coworker fired?

How to get my lazy incompetent coworker fired? [more inside]
posted by Mountain28 on Nov 3, 2013 - 37 answers

Tupac cares, if don't nobody else care

Staying positive when it seems like everything has gone wrong - snowflakes within [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet on Apr 4, 2012 - 15 answers

Can you help me choose a Keurig coffee machine?

Can you help me choose a Keurig coffee machine? [more inside]
posted by Fiat124 on Jan 21, 2012 - 14 answers

Breaking habit of laziness to get what we want

My cousin and I want to be better at managing time and focusing on things we want to do. But we have some unhelpful emotional obstacles that are in the way of being who we want to be. [more inside]
posted by anniecat on Jan 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Initiative to learn, but not to create

I love to read and learn, but I can't get myself to start projects, to create something in the real world. I can't figure out why. Does anyone else have this (or managed to overcome it)? [more inside]
posted by thebluesky on Jun 7, 2010 - 34 answers

Make banana pancakes and pretend like it's the weekend now.

I need new additions to my "Modern Folk-Rock" playlist (which currently includes Greg Brown, The Mountain Goats and Jack Johnson)... [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jun 4, 2010 - 31 answers

At least I didn't leave it to the last week

5k in 5 weeks for the physically unfit? [more inside]
posted by lizjohn on May 4, 2010 - 13 answers

no longer pretending my kitchen floor is't revolting

How can I do the best job cleaning my floor for the least amount of effort? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Mar 20, 2009 - 25 answers

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