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    how to express or write an essay on a hand who rocks the cradle rocks the world?

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    Re: idioms

    Sam, do you understand what is meant by "the hand that rocks the cradle"? Do you understand what "rocks the world" means? The latter can have two meanings that I can think of:
    1) It takes care of the world like a mother takes care of her child
    2) It creates a lot of commotion and notice ("This is going to rock your world!")

    Which meaning do you think is meant? Is there another meaning you can come up with?

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    Re: idioms

    You may already be aware of this, but the original quote was "the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world." It comes from a Victorian-era poem extolling the virtues of motherhood. No need to vote, ladies, you're already ruling the world just by changing diapers!

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