Tenterhook, a term from another age and one I was unfamiliar with. Thank you, daily prompt, for expanding my knowledge.
A tenterhook is a small hook usually placed many in a row on a wooden frame to keep tension on drying wool. This would prevent the cloth from shrinking when it dried. Since it would be under tension when on the tenterhooks, a phrase arose, “on tenterhooks”, to indicate someone was stressed or tense.
I think that can describe many people in this busy holiday season. Try to find ways to release and avoid such stresses and have a wonderful day!
© 2017 – James Sponseller – mindescapes.net
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Holiday season is stressful for a lot of people…..
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