Sons and daughters purchase 50 percent of the Father’s Day cards for their dads. Wives buy nearly 20 percent of Father’s Day cards for their husbands, and the remaining 30 percent of cards purchased go to grandfathers, sons, brothers, uncles and someone special.
Hello and welcome to episode 135…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… to have someone in your corner
My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me. ~Jim Valvano
to have someone in your corner … is to have the support or help of someone… to have someone support your goal
My father has always supported my goals.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… to have someone in your corner
My father has always been in my corner.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … to have someone in your corner
During the trial, her entire family was in her corner.
I can always depend on you. Thank you for being in my corner.
Management was not in our corner during the meeting.
corner is used as a noun in the idiom…to have someone in your corner
a corner is one of four parts of a boxing ring where the sides meet
In this corner in the red is the champion, Muhammed Ali.
CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION?
What do you know about your father’s childhood?
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one of four parts of a boxing ring where the sides meet