Modern Idioms (and where they come from)


You're gonna need a bigger boat

An indication that a situation has been underestimated, or that the task in hand is going to require a bigger tool or different approach.

Derived from the movie Jaws (1975), which features a hunt for a killer shark. The line is uttered once the audience catches its first glimpse of the shark and the hero realises the size of what he is hunting.