When does it make sense to freeze ruins in amber? @urbanphoto_blog
The wall of silence that has dogged this investigation. BBC News, September 11, 2012
They don’t want to unearth medical problems.
This is a deeply retrograde step. (Back AND down.)
Celtic turned in a brilliant display to seal the SPL crown.
A bubble in wine prices sparked a rash of investment firms.
Religion is a “very fat can of worms” David Horsey in the Los Angeles Times April 2012
triggered a wave of violence
It transformed not just Britain’s criminal underworld but the face of Britain itself, its tentacles helping to unleash a tide of illegal drugs and accompanying violence. Wensley Clarkson
How to reignite growth is China’s main concern now. BBC June 7, 12 (restart)
The witches maintained a tight veil of secrecy. salon.com (A tight veil might be almost completely see-through – what you need is a thick veil, or tight security.)
Salt flats "resembled giant skating rinks of frozen milk".
A hefty pill to swallow: GlaxoSmithKline agrees $3 billion fraud payout. NS tweet July 5, 12
More mixed metaphors and garbled cliches here and here.
And here, here, here and here.