crossing the Rubicon


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crossing the Rubicon

Caesar passes point of no return into Italy. [Rom. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 941]
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When they look around the Greene King IPA Championship and see Bristol employing anyone who can chew gum and walk simultaneously and London Scottish and Jersey crossing the Rubicon into the ranks of full time rugby, co-existence is a worthy goal in itself.
In his 2003 book Crossing the Rubicon , he provided a well received account of how India's foreign policy had changed since the end of the Cold War and how India was emerging as a world power.
Most of those, as well as references to D-Day, Caesar crossing the Rubicon, and the smashing of the Ostrogoths (who historically did most of the smashing), will sail over the heads of young children but should offer some welcome amusement to the adults.