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What Is The Meaning of “Put A Cork In It” Idiom

Put A Cork In It used as a rude way to tell someone to stop talking and especially to stop complaining or talking.

Chiefly US informal for telling someone to stop talking or going on about something, dates from the early 1900s, from the obvious allusion to closing off a bottle with a cork. See also Corker.


  1. Why don’t you put a cork in it! I’m sick of your whining!
  2. Dad told me to put a cork in it when I wouldn’t stop talking.
“Put A Cork In It!”

To stop talking and be quiet. Usually used as an imperative. Put a cork in it, you two! I don’t want to hear any more arguing until we get to Grandma’s house.

Source: Wikipedia

Synonym of put a sock in it (“be quiet”)

2 cork /ˈkoɚk/ verb

corks; corked; corking

Britannica Dictionary definition of CORK

[+ object]

: to close (something, such as a bottle) with a cork

  • Please cork the wine.
  • corked bottle of wine

— opposite uncork; see also corked

: to put cork inside (something, such as a baseball bat)

  • a player who has been accused of illegally corking his bats
  • corked bat

Nation of sheep, ruled by wolves, owned by pigs

“Nation of sheep, ruled by wolves, owned by pigs”

“To survive in a nation of sheep, ruled by wolves, owned by pigs, you must become a lion”

“A society of sheep will beget a government of wolves” is a saying by French philosopher, political economist, and futurist Bertrand de Jouvenel (1903-1987) from the 1940s.

“NATION OF SHEEP. RULED BY WOLVES. OWNED BY PIGS”, says a button for sale at the front counter, was printed in the Philadelphia (PA) Inquirer on February 25, 1998.

“We’ve become a nation of wolves, ruled by sheep.
Owned by swine, overfed, and put to sleep.
While the media elite declare what to think,
I’ll be wide awake, on the edge, and on the brink.”

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ― Edward R. Murrow

A nation of sheep ruled by wolves will not last because:

  1. contrarian views that may offer a better way forward are suppressed;
  2. the rulers only hear the good things from loyalists who don’t want to rock the boat less they lose their entrenched interests.
  3. the general population focuses on the short term benefits while ignoring the inherent flaws of a system predicated on the assumed “wisdom” and benevolence of the rulers.

Ragnar Lothbrok Final Speech – S4E15

It gladdens me to know that Odin prepares for a feast! Soon I shall be drinking ale from curved horns. This hero that comes into Valhalla does not lament his death. I shall not enter Odin’s hall with fear. There, I shall wait for my sons to join me. And when they do, I will bask in their tales of triumph. The Aesir will welcome me. My death comes without apology. And I welcome the Valkyries to summon me home!

Ragnar Lothbrok

Ragnar Lothbrok Final Speech – S4E15

Ragnar was so ready to die and was happy to die there. He feels like his whole plan has worked, and his kids were coming to avenge him and get revenge on Ecbert,” explained Fimmel who, according to Hirst, had “strong ideas” about how Ragnar’s death should play out in the series. Fimmel was also fully on board with the idea of Ragnar’s death not coming at the end of the season.

Speaking with THR, Hirst explained why he chose not to make Ragnar’s death the focus of the season four finale. “This is the saga of Ragnar and his sons. I didn’t want to suggest to the audience that the death of Ragnar meant some huge breaking point in that saga; it’s just part of the weight. So Ragnar’s sons will continue the saga. This isn’t the end of Ragnar Lothbrok.

Ragnar will live on in his fame. He will live on because he was the most famous Viking of the time. But he also, of course, will live on through his sons. I never wanted this story to end when Ragnar dies physically. We’ve shot roughly 25 more hours of TV now after Ragnar’s death, and we are a long way down the line. We are really embracing the sons, but Ragnar hasn’t gone away, because Ragnar is still the inspiration.”

I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end | Poison Tree William Blake Arts

A Poison Tree

Tommy Shelby Peaky Blinders – William Blakes – A Poison Tree

I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.

And I waterd it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.

And it grew both day and night.
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.

And into my garden stole,
When the night had veild the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.

“A Poison Tree” is a poem written by William Blake, published in 1794 as part of his Songs of Experience collection. It describes the narrator’s repressed feelings of anger towards an individual, emotions which eventually lead to murder. The poem explores themes of indignation, revenge, and more generally the fallen state of mankind.

The poem relies on a trochaic beat. It consists of four stanzas and begins with an emphasis on the first person. The first person perspective changes with the use of the word “And” after the first stanza, while the emphasis on “I” is replaced

The original draft has a line drawn beneath the first stanza, which could denote that Blake originally intended the poem as concluding at the 4th line. There are also many differences between the manuscript and published versions of the poem, with the original line 3 and 4 reading “At a Friends Errors Anger Shew / Mirth at the Errors of a Foe.”

All religion is a foolish answer to a foolish question. – Thomas Shelby – Peaky Blinders

Finding the meaning behind our existence is a foolish answer.

I think that religions where born when the first children died in the arms of their parents.
At some point you just can’t accept everything, you have to change your views on the realities of a harsh world so you don’t loose your mind. “He is in a better world now”, “this rainbow is a sign send by God”, “I am ill because I have done something wrong”, “this thief who escaped is going to pay for what he did”.

In a place where there is no concept of science, where you are confronted to randomness and injustice, you have to replace [something that we don’t know yet] by [God], it’s shorter and enough most of the time to keep going.

Believers of all confessions are not foolish, nor stupid, I think they just have faith in a better world with better people. I respect that even if I don’t believe in any Gods.

Religions helped us build civilizations by making the first laws and sanitary rules (don’t kill, don’t eat pork, don’t steal, clean yourself)

Not personally religious, but I can understand why believing in a higher being can give a lot of people peace of mind. Edit: It’s certainly better than the depressing alternative, that everything is pointless

Just want to clarify that there is ALOT of difference between atheism or not believing in god, and nihilism.

Honestly, religion is a silly little cult that’s gone on for too long. But I like it because it’s helped me accept who I am. I believe that there is something after death but know that it can never be proven but it’s nice to think that there might be. Plus the accepting myself thing thru religion really helped me come to terms with being gay. Knowing someone would always love me was wonderful. But yeah, religion is a foolish answer to a foolish question.

If God or gods exist, then I see two options, neither of which require a religious background. Either hell doesn’t exist and everyone goes to heaven because situations that lead to where you are can’t be controlled, or hell is basically perfect rehab because people have mental illness and or make poor choices. If your point of view ends up fucked enough, you may see something as right when it’s wrong, so hell just doesn’t make sense. If one doesn’t then why worry about it and waste what time I have? If nothing matters then everything matters

Ask something that can’t be proven isn’t foolish at all. It’s in fact the purpose of questions. If we know the answer to a question and could prove it then where’s the need to ask the questions. And the more unanswerable a question is the better the question is (for example Millennium Prize Problems are better problem then let’s say “what does 1+1 equal”) So “What’s the purpose of everything” is in fact one of the best questions ever written. Of course you can just argue that all questions are foolish in general but that’s totally another thing.

I sorta agree with it. The question’s credibility depends on the particular question, but the answer is definitely stupid.

Asking about our origin is natural. There are three paths you can take to deal with this.

  • First, you can make hypotheses based on science.
  • Second, you can decide not to ignore it.
  • The third is that you make up an answer.

I guess most religion is based on the third option. This answer is usually similar with variations according to culture and environment. Notice how it tends to abuse concepts we can’t understand, like infinity. This answer is great psychologically, but it’s rubbish from the scientific viewpoint.

Another Quotes:

“everyone’s a whore Grace, we just sell different parts of ourselves”

Alfie : I, my friend, am the uncle, and the protector, and the promoter of that fucking thing right there, in whose shadow nothing good nor godly will ever fucking grow. That there, right, is the southern counties’ welterweight champion. He is of mixed religion, therefore he is godless. He was adopted by Satan himself before he was returned out of fear of his awkwardness. But he’s impossible to marry off due to his lethal dimensions. His mother, terrified, she’s fucking abandoned him. And there he is, stood before you like the first of some brand-new fucking species! Any man that you put before him, right, it’d be like entering a fucking threshing machine, mate. Now, will you offer your son?

He stole horses and he told fortunes, often he would tell a man that his horse would be stolen and they would marvel at his powers when it was.

Alfie: “I’ll need another ton for killing Tommy, because his brother is an animal and will try to fucking kill me.”

Tommy: “I take it for the pain. To keep warm.” – Grace: “Is that what it’s for? The warmth? … Ahh. The warmth.” – “All this time.” – “I know. Our love still remains… But you have to listen to the voices that you hear.” I love this scene because it shows Tommy’s escapism, Grace’s support but also her tendency to infiltrate him as his imaginative dark side

“You don’t get what you deserve, you get what you take”

“Me, talking to myself, about myself Something like that”

“There is peace when war is hopeless.”

“During John’s funeral when he said that War already killed them , after that everything is just extra in their life”

Love is a terrifying thing | Suits

Love is a terrifying thing. It’s not safe. Because when you love someone, you have to face the fact that you could lose them. Sometimes life throws an unexpected wrench in your way. It might be that you’re in jeopardy of losing your career, your freedom, or worst of all, you might even find out that a loved one has died. These things make you realize how precious life is, how important every second we have on this earth is, and how important the people we care about are to us. 

Donna… I kept my feelings inside for so long because I was afraid. But when I finally got good news, that’s when I knew you were my everything. I knew I could always count on you when the chips are down. I just hadn’t realized I couldn’t do without you when they were up. I’m a gambler. I always have been and I always will be. When you’re with me, my chips are always up.

None of us know how much time we really have. It could be a minute. It could be an hour. It could be fifty years. But I know even if it’s a hundred years, I’ll never have enough time with you. 

From the day we are born, we look for love. Because it is love that nourishes our soul. And when we are lucky enough to find it, our lives are changed forever.

You make me laugh. You make me cry. You make me crazy. But most of all, Harvey, you make me happy.

Without you, I’m empty. I can never go back to the way I was before. You've changed me. And you've changed my life forever.

I love you, Harvey Specter.

I love you, Donna Paulsen.