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"Low hanging fruit"

Easy to pick at.

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800-lb gorilla

Uncomfortable topic

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Achilles heel

Weakness.
Dipped in river Styx, one weakness, killed by Paras..? Right spelling?

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Sisyphean

King who offended Hades, has to roll boulder up hill, but it always go down.
"Impossible task"

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"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times"

A Tales of Two Cities- Charles Dickens

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"April is the cruelest month"

T.S. Elliot, the Wasteland

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Fish or cut bait

Move it or lose it.

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On the lam

On the loose; runaway from the law

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Roaring twenties

Post WW1, guilded age

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Flappers

Independent minded woman of 20's (time period or age?)

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Avantgarde

Cutting edge

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Plato's Allegory of the Cave

Perspective vs reality
Stick in a cave, built perspective from what could see. Different from reality.

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"Crossing the rubicon" Julius Caesar

Point of no return

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"All animals are equal..." - animal farm

Everyone/thing is qual hit there's manipulation of this and not equal Ada result, some think others are more equal than others

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"Grace under pressure" -Ernest Hemingway

Heroic code. Handles adversity with dignity and courage

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I.R.S.

Internal Revenue Service.
Tax day is April 15th

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"Nothing to fear but fear itself"

Franklin D. Roosevelt. 1933 Ignagural speech

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W.P.A.

Works Progess Administration (authority?)

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"To kill a mocking bird"

It is a sin to kill something that is innoceant or bother something/cause trouble. Such as Arthur "boo" Radley, would have been a sin, as described by Scout, like killing a mockingbird. Causing him trouble, because he killed (so alwasy about death?) Bob Ewell, and he was doing it to protect. Bottom line, Mr. Arthur didn't want the spot light. Just to be left in solitude.