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(something), thy name is (someone or something)
A phrase used to show how much a specific characteristic is embodied or displayed by someone or something. Derived from a line in Shakespeare's Hamlet, "Frailty, thy name is woman!" Gah, I just hate that guy. Arrogance, thy name is Daniel! A: "I feel like social media has been one of the biggest catalysts of social disintegration." B: "I hear you. Evil, thy name is SpaceBook!"
beggar thy neighbor
Referring to an economic policy that seeks to improve domestic economic conditions at the expense of other countries. Hyphenated if used as a modifier before a noun. Yes, but putting these high tariffs on imports would only address our country's economic depression in a beggar-thy-neighbor sort of way.
bird in (one's) bosom
obsolete An oath of faith, servitude, piety, or conscience that is kept guarded in one's heart, mind, and spirit. Truly, my lord, I am at your service and loyal to your name, and I shall guard the bird in my bosom till my last breath.
Exceptional manners; those that are preferred or required in and among polite society. One must at all times exhibit company manners if one is to make a good impression among the more influential members of society.
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One's best behavior, as in George never interrupts when we have guests; he has fine company manners. This term employs company in the sense of "guests." An older variant, Tell me thy company and I'll tell thee thy manners, uses company in the sense of "companions." The current term implies that one is more mindful of politeness with invited guests.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.