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Keep One's Own Counsel

(To). To be reticent of one's own affairs or plans. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Keep your Breath to Cool your PorridgeKeep One's Countenance A B C D E…

Ring One's Own Bell

(To). To be one's own trumpeter. Bells are rung to announce any joyous event, or the advent of some celebrity. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Rings Noted in…

Panic Room

Director:David FincherWriter:David KoeppColumbia Pictures; R; 108 minutesRelease:4/02Cast:Jodie Foster, Forest Whitaker, Dwight Yoakam David Fincher, the director of Fight Club, Seven, and Th…

Boiler Room

Director/Writer:Ben YoungerNew Line Cinema; R; 110 minutesRelease:2/00Cast:Giovanni Ribisi, Nia Long, Ben Affleck Certain films suggest directions. They point outside themselves, indicating …

The Pollen Room

Author:Zoë JennyPublisher:Simon & Schuster Swiss writer Zoë Jenny debuts with a unique voice perfectly suited to the tale it tells. The Pollen Room is narrated by Jo, a teenage g…

Green Room

(The). The common waiting-room in a theatre for the performers; so called because at one time the walls were coloured green to relieve the eyes affected by the glare of the stage lights. …

Christina Rossetti: Sit Down in the Lowest Room

Sit Down in the Lowest RoomMarch 1864Like flowers sequestered from the sun And wind of summer, day by day I dwindled paler, whilst my hair Showed the first tinge of grey.'Oh what is life…

Christina Rossetti: Sit Down in the Lowest Room

Sit Down in the Lowest RoomMarch 1864Like flowers sequestered from the sun And wind of summer, day by day I dwindled paler, whilst my hair Showed the first tinge of grey.'Oh what is life…

Crush-room

(The) of an opera or theatre. A room provided for ladies where they can wait till their carriages are called. Called crush because the room is not only crowded, but all crush towards the do…

Room

Your room is better than your company, occurs in Green's Quip for an Upstart Courtier. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894RoostRooky Wood A B C D E F G H…