Don’t you just love this word? I do. It’s one my totally favourite expressions, one of those matches made in heaven where two words that rhyme or alliterate or have assonance come together effortlessly to make one snappy, humorous, graphic expression.
The dictionary says that a think-tank is a research institute.
But I see this massive tank, like an aquarium, and floating around inside are all these geeky-looking guys, some in white coats, some clutching clipboards, all of them wearing thick hornrimmed spectacles.
All they have to do all day is float around and think.
For which, I assume, they are handsomely paid.
I want in.