Idioms

AoM

nulli numeri
hoc habet (Aen. 12.296)

L&S says it's gladiatorial terminology for a wounded fighter (i.e., "he's hit").

Though I guess it's more of a colloquialism.
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
buxo pallidiora Ovid Met IV: 134-5
paler than boxwood
 

Cinefactus

Censor
Staff member
I'm not sure that's an idiom.
The note in one of the books I have (Henry T Riley 1889) said that it went on to become an idiom. It does say some other things though that I am not convinced about.
 

meisenimverbis

Active Member
The only one that comes to mind (always) is "lupus in fabula", I'm sure someone must have brought it already (sorry, I haven't read the 18 pages...). For some reason I like this one.
 
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