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1

Icarus

Had wings escaped from Labyrinth. Symbol for youthful arrogance. Flew too close to sun

2

Hawks/Doves

Hawks are war or violence
Doves are peace or diplomatic

3

"Beware the ides of March"-Julius Ceasar

Told from Tereisias as a warning. Ides=middle. That a backstabber would kill him (Julius Ceasar)

4

"Star-crossed lovers"

romeo and Juliet, Doomed by loves

5

Pyrrhic victory

Costly victroy; victory or at a cost

6

Prometheus

"Playing god"

7

Oedipus/ Oedipal complex

A little too attached to Mother (Hichkock movies…?)

8

Benedict Arnold

TRader, someone who is a backstabber/trecherous

9

Jump the shark

Quality starts to decline

10

"First-world problem"

Problems that seem to only concern first world people, and are or seem inadequate in comparison to third-world people/poor people