“She researched for hours before she actually put a pen to paper. ”
To be penned in
To be confined or trapped
“At first, the close supervision was comforting, but soon everyone started to feel penned in.”
The pen is mightier than the sword
A proverb that means that a well-written argument is more powerful than military force
“They say that the pen is mightier than the sword so, hopefully, the diplomats will find a solution and war can be avoided. ”
Someone with an office job that can be boring
“Tired of being a pen pusher, Osada-san enrolled in an acting class.
Note: The UK and Australia use this phrase while in the US, it is “pencil pusher””
In the bull pen
In reserve, ready to work if needed
“We have three engineers working on the satellite and another two in the bullpen.
Note: This is borrowed from baseball. A pitcher in the bull pen is warming up his arm, waiting to be called to the pitcher’s mound to start pitching.”
ダーシー・アンダーソン Darcie Anderson ビジネストレーナー／