For parlor use, the vague generality is a life saver.
Only the more rugged mortals should attempt to keep up with current literature.
If it were not for the presents, an elopement would be preferable.
It is not time for mirth and laughter, the cold, gray dawn of the morning after.
A good jolly is worth what you pay for it.
One man's poison ivy is another man's spinach.