12-17-2015, 12:34 PM
- 1 May symbolize authority or control.
- 2 May be a phallic symbol.
- 3 May symbolize being competitive.
- 4 May symbolize strength and determination.
- 1 The pen is mightier than the sword. (Writing eloquently convinces more people than using military force.)
- 2 Cross swords with someone (to become an adversary).
- 3 Fall on one's sword (accept defeat).
- 4 Live by the sword, die by the sword. (violence begets more violence).