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    Charles Gradwell Guest

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    What do the following idioms mean,

    1. Blood, sweat and fun

    2. Fleash and brains

    These idioms were used in the making of the the Movie Gladiator


    Your assistance would be appreciated

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    Default Re: Idiom

    1- The original is 'blood, sweat and tears', which is used when people are expected to sacrifice everything in a project for the common good. Churchill used it in WWII. As it's an action film, you get the blood and sweat, but no need to cry.

    2- I think this is a play on 'flesh and blood', which mean immediate relatives. In the film you get the flesh and brains from the fighting.

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