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    Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil?

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    Yeah that didin't last long, I was a little tipsy when I put this one up.

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    It was relatively easy, but that was a welcome change, as I don't even know most of the expressions used. In the next one, the first picture corresponds to one word and a half.




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    Do you mean that first word could signify the preposition/adverb "across"?

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    No, I mean that the first image corresponds to one word and a half (of the total two, articles excluded) of the hint. So, to use your example, it could either be something like "acr + oss[2nd image]" or "across + second object depicted in the first image/second image". Not sure how clear my explanation is. As an extra hint, the expression was inspired from a relatively minor affair with however considerable political implications.

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    Cross the rubicon
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    Correct, of course!

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    Just one pic this time.


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    I don't know. Maybe something like "Bloody Sunday", cause the Sunday is red.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    I don't know. Maybe something like "Bloody Sunday", cause the Sunday is red.
    Nope it's more literal than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdülmecid I View Post
    Correct, of course!
    I would very much like to know how that mountebank or a snake oil salesman relates to Rubicon.

    Edit: Never mind, I'll get mi coat. Ruby + con(fidence man). An excellent riddle!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    Sunday is red.
    So literal that this bit already contains 2 words out of the solution.
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    Red Sunday
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    Quote Originally Posted by realm56 View Post
    Red Sunday
    It's not that obvious.
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    Well, it's a red-letter day, but does that qualify as an idiom?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Septentrionalis View Post
    Well, it's a red-letter day, but does that qualify as an idiom?
    Apparently it does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muizer View Post
    Apparently it does.
    Right you are. Too bad that was the first thing that came to my mind, but I thought it was a literal name for the thing and I never offered it. Well, here is another idiom.


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    Hint time. The black and white picture is a band called Pink Floyd.

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    Well, if anyone needed Pink Floyd spelled out for them, then they must have been living under a rock

    My first guess would be something like "Pretty in pink".
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    A good guess, but this is perhaps a little outdated idiom, that came to my mind from the previous entry, red-letter day.

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