History of Words and Phrases

Blood, sweat and tears: The phrase was made popular from the first speech by Prime Minister Winston Churchill on May 13, 1940.

Bone up on: Victorian Henry Bohn published translations of the classics, popular with students cramming for exams. The phrase means to study intensively.

Robot:Comes from the Czech word "robota" which means drudgery. Thus "robot" means to do tedious work for humans.

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