Modern Idioms (and where they come from)


Release the Kraken

To unleash hell; to release damaging or inflammatory information.

Taken from a line in the 1981 film Clash of the Titans (and the 2010 remake), Release the Kraken gained new life in the wake of the 2020 US Presidential election when Trump supporters threatened to reveal "evidence" that the election had been stolen from him. See our blog post on this idiom for more.