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Hats off to You
Ah, got a promotion? Score an amazing find in your favorite store? Well, “hats off to you” for a job well done. Taking off or tipping a hat demonstrates respect or approval, so lots of times people use this phrase to offer congrats. Hold on to your hats ladies, because we’ve lined up a few we can’t resist:
Cute as a Button
I’ve often wondered about this one. I mean, kittens (shout out to my 7-month-old tabby, Mango), yes. Babies, of course. But what’s so special about a button that makes it cute? I don’t see pictures of buttons making the rounds on Facebook with the option to “like” if it’s cute. I digress. Anyway, looks like the phrase comes from the idea that small = cute (ah, back to kittens and babies again). There’s also info floating around that this has nothing to do with clothes buttons, but instead, the flower called a “Bachelor’s Button.” Supposedly, the bud was considered cute and well, the rest is history. Here are a few places we like seeing buttons:
Flying by the Seat of My Pants
Thank goodness for technology. Back in the day, before airplanes had fancy control systems, pilots often responded to a plane’s reaction based on feedback they felt (get this) from the seat of their pants (the largest point of contact a person had with the plane). Seriously. Well, we have to agree . . . at least when it comes to fashion. Depending on where we’re going, it’s all about the pants.