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I need help with the idiom "splitting atoms". Does it mean doing nothing special?
 

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I haven't heard that one before.

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Susie Smith said:
I need help with the idiom "splitting atoms". Does it mean doing nothing special?

I haven'y heard it either. I would have said it meant splitting atoms. :wink:
 

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Could it mean 'splitting hairs'? ;-)
 

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"splitting atoms" Splitting hairs is the same thing. Means being too pickyuni.
 

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Susie Smith said:
I need help with the idiom "splitting atoms". Does it mean doing nothing special?

I've heard it in reference to a tedious act; a difficult act; an unbelievable/incomprehensible act. :)
 

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Splitting an atom is a difficult and potentially dangerous thing to do! This figure of speech is used often to express the non importance of something.

A menial worker would describe the insignificance of his job by saying:
"It's not like I'm splitting atoms here."
 

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Thank you for your contribution - even though the thread is four years old :cool:
 
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