It’s that time again: our monthly dissection into the unique sayings found throughout Clingstone. What if these words still lingered in our modern ethos? The first example of each is a quote directly from the book; the second is a glimpse of their usage in a strange alternate reality.
An albatross around one’s neck-burden, a liability
Sit-down-upons-pants or trousers
To go boil one’s shirt-an expression that encourages someone to go away, to get lost