Thursday, 25 September 2014

Did you know…?

… that ‘burning bridges’ comes from ancient military history. Soldiers actually burnt down the bridge they had just crossed so they wouldn’t be tempted to turn back in a cowardly way. It also kept the enemy from following them over the bridge. Julius Caesar was known to burn bridges to toughen up his troops.
Today it means to make a decision you can’t change, to permanently and unpleasantly end a relationship.

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