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a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step

A daunting task can usually be started by doing a simple thing. I'm feeling really overwhelmed about my research project, but I have to start somewhere, since a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

a Sabbath day's journey

A very short, undemanding journey, or the distance thereof. From Rabbinical law that stated a Jew could travel no more than a mile on the Sabbath (the holy day of rest). My father refused to go anywhere on the weekend if you needed to get there by car—or longer than a Sabbath day's journey, as he was fond of saying.
See also: journey, Sabbath

accompany someone on a journey

 
1. [for someone] to go with someone on a trip, journey, adventure, etc. Would you please accompany me on my next trip?
2. [for something] to be brought with someone on a trip, journey, etc. My cameras always accompany me on my travels.
See also: accompany, journey, on

Have a good trip,

 and Have a nice trip.
Have a pleasant journey. (Compare this with Have a safe trip. This phrase avoids references to safety.) As Sue stepped onto the plane, someone in a uniform said, "Have a nice trip." "Have a good trip," said Bill, waving his good-byes.
See also: good, have, trip

Have a safe trip.

 and Have a safe journey.
I hope that your journey is safe.; Be careful and assure that your journey is safe. (Said as someone is about to leave for a trip.) Bill: Well, we're off for London. Sally: Have a safe trip. Bill: You're driving all the way to San Francisco? Bob: Yes, indeed. Bill: Well, have a safe trip.
See also: have, safe, trip

a sabbath day's journey

a short and easy journey.
Rabbinical law allowed a Jew to travel a certain distance on the Sabbath (about a kilometre); in the Bible, Mount Olivet is described as being ‘from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey’ (Acts 1:12).
See also: journey, Sabbath
References in classic literature ?
Besides, I had learnt their alphabet, and could make a shift to explain a sentence here and there; for Glumdalclitch had been my instructor while we were at home, and at leisure hours during our journey.
Journey bravely on, and take this snow-flake that will never melt, as MY gift," Winter cried, as the North-Wind bore him on, leaving a cloud of falling snow behind.
When Ripple first began her airy journey, all was dark and dreary; heavy clouds lay piled like hills around her, and a cold mist filled the air but the Sunbeam, like a star, lit up the way, the leaf lay warmly round her, and the tireless wind went swiftly on.
In this journey my dog surprised a young kid, and seized upon it; and I, running in to take hold of it, caught it, and saved it alive from the dog.
This little wandering journey, without settled place of abode, had been so unpleasant to me, that my own house, as I called it to myself, was a perfect settlement to me compared to that; and it rendered everything about me so comfortable, that I resolved I would never go a great way from it again while it should be my lot to stay on the island.
I was now light-hearted, and all my late trouble and perplexity being over, I had no anxious thoughts about me, which made this journey the pleasanter to me; in which no ill accident attended me, only in passing or fording a small river, my horse fell and made me free of the country, as they call it--that is to say, threw me in.
In short, he told us there was a great caravan of Muscovite and Polish merchants in the city, preparing to set out on their journey by land to Muscovy, within four or five weeks; and he was sure we would take the opportunity to go with them, and leave him behind, to go back alone.
Every word sank like lead on Hetty's spirits; she saw the journey stretch bit by bit before her now.
Now in her faintness of heart at the length and difficulty of her journey, she was most of all afraid of spending her money, and becoming so destitute that she would have to ask people's charity; for Hettv had the pride not only of a proud nature but of a proud class--the class that pays the most poor-rates, and most shudders at the idea of profiting by a poor-rate.
If you journey to the lake, you have mistaken your route," said Heyward, haughtily; "the highway thither is at least half a mile behind you.
Nay, throw aside that frown, Heyward, and in pity to my longing ears, suffer him to journey in our train.
In olden days the most usual reason for a journey, next to business, was a pilgrimage.
The route across, however, would be a good day's journey.
There was every chance of my becoming a most miserable old bachelor, when, by the best luck in the world, I made a journey into another state, and was smitten by, and smote again, and wooed, won, and married, the present Mrs.
I had rather die than place you in such great danger as you must meet with in your journey.