Idiom of the Day
for the life of (someone)
even if one's life were threatened (used with a negative and usually used when trying to remember something)
For the life of me I could not remember where I put my house keys.
Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit
Hey girl. We all dream about finding a love as romantic as that of Noah (Ryan Gosling) and Allie (Rachel McAdams) in this movie, but lets be honest Its probably not gonna happen. The next best thing? You can at least visit the places in Charleston, S.C., where the action happened, in hopes that some of the schmoop may seep into your being (#dreams). Start by visiting Allies stunning summer home, aka Boone Hall Plantation, which is Americas most photographed plantation. It offers a variety of tours, and admission is only $20 for adults. After that, head over to the Cypress Gardens, the 170 acre nature preserve known for its flooded forest, where Noah and Allie took a rowboat ride and ended up surrounded by clouds of beautiful birds. And finally, visit the American Theater, the downtown theater where the two lovebirds first realized they were into each other. Movies are no longer shown there, but the theater retains its 1940s vibe, and its surrounded by lots of cool hotels, restaurants, and charming shops all within walking distance.