"Thou shalt not extinguish thine anger, but shall master it,
that thy conscience may not be blunted by adjustment
to wrong causes." -The Dutch Ten Commandments to Foil the Nazis
BLEG: I have the vague idea that there exists a piece of figurative language to the effect of 'to spin the thread out as far as it will go.' Unfortunately, I have no idea if that's correct, or even a thing. Anyone? The alternative is a fishing metaphor, so this is a dire situation.