literal idioms – (9) swings and roundabouts

If you cant handle the literal: “From Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, 16th Edition (1995) – What you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts. What you lose on one venture you recoup on another. A way of stating the law of average.” via http://www.wordwizard.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=3253&p=17752

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