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All roads lead to Rome proverbial saying, early 19th century, meaning that different routes will be drawn to a powerful centre. A similar idea is found in the late 14th century, in Chaucer' Astrolabe (Prologue), ‘Right as diverse pathes leden diverse folk the righte way to Rome.’ Medieval Latin has, ‘a thousand roads lead man for ever towards Rome.’

road rage violent anger caused by the stress and frustration of driving a motor vehicle; especially (an act of) violence committed by one motorist against another which is provoked by the supposedly objectionable driving of the victim.

See also why did the chicken cross the road, road to Damascus, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.


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