Free Flow - Please!!!
Thanks everyone for your responses to my questions about metaphors in your language and metaphors about water in English! Welcome to Rosa Maria from El Salvador! Adrianna, I totally agree with you, I think business should also be done by associations and partnerships!! I especially would like to thank Thienloi from Vietnam for sharing the metaphor from that “Mother's love is water of river”. Did you know that my daughter is called Nehir which means River? ☺
I was interested to learn the expression “spends money like water”! Do you know, I have never heard this before. You see, I am learning just as much as I hope you guys are!
So anyway, I was thinking about this expression and then with help from Marisela from Venezuela, I realized that lots and lots of metaphors and phrases you came up with (from the depths of your rich language knowledge) connect money and water and many more sprang to my mind, so much so that I am now sure that even the word “bank” (the place that people used to put money in!) comes from the word river bank!!
Look: in English we talk about cash flow and how funds are drained! Money also flows and many notes around the world have watermarks. The different types of money are called currencies and in the current financial climate it’s sink or swim! People try to keep their heads above water, companies go into liquidation, they liquidate their assets or freeze them! Illegal money is laundered. People dive headlong into projects, and sometimes end up in deep water, companies go under with too much dept and banks may need to throw them a life line (from the safety of the river bank??!).
So it seems that as long as you understand that business is war and time is money and money is water, then you should understand quite a lot of English. Wow, is that depressing or what?
Right, I think I need to listen to some music!
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