Procrustean Vocab Meme Dictionary – English Hindi Translation with picture
Procrustean [proh-kruhs-tee-uh n]
(adj) (especially of a framework or system) enforcing uniformity or conformity without regard to natural variation or individuality.“a fixed Procrustean rule”
Procrustean meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi Dictionary)
बलपूर्वक समता स्थापित करनेवाला
a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
Procrustes kept a house by the side of the road where he offered hospitality to passing strangers, who were invited in for a pleasant meal and a night’s rest in his very special bed. Procrustes described it as having the unique property that its length exactly matched whomsoever lay down upon it. What Procrustes didn’t volunteer was the method by which this “one-size-fits-all” was achieved, namely as soon as the guest lay down Procrustes went to work upon him, stretching him on the rack if he was too short for the bed and chopping off his legs if he was too long.
Procrustean sentences from Newspaper
Vajpayee who is more accessible, represents a less procrustean view of the BJP
Curiosity killed the cat – Idiom Meme – meaning with picture
Curiosity killed the cat (idiom)
being inquisitive about other people’s affairs may get you into trouble.
Well everyone knows that cats are very curious creatures and poke their nose everywhere which can cause trouble. It is stated that the phrase ‘curiosity killed the cat’ is actually a spin-off of an old saying that really had nothing at all to do with the cat’s natural sleuthing abilities! In the 16th century, there was a saying, “care kills a cat”. This statement meant that cats seemed to be very cautious, careful and worrisome creatures, and too much anxiety can be bad for one’s health, even to the point of sending one to an early grave. A cat, then, could be killed by excessive “care” as indeed could a human. Over the years, the meaning of the word “care” changed, and the word “curiosity” was substituted in the phrase, intending to explain that this was a trait that got both people and cats into trouble sometimes!
“Curiosity killed the cat” sentences from newspaper