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Why do we wax lyrical over things and where did the saying originate?
In idioms, etymology, history - asked by Topaz2308 - 2 answers
What is the origin of the name Peterman for a safe-cracker?
In idioms, safe, words - asked by seacommander - 1 answer
How did the expression ‘for good’ originate. For example; ‘Woolworth closes for good’ - surely it’s not good but bad.
In expressions, idioms - asked by seacommander - 2 answers
What is the origin of the phrase ‘Lapping it up’? contd
In idioms, phraseology - asked by seacommander - 1 answer
What is the origin of the phrase ‘To hedge one's bets’?
In idioms, phraseology - asked by seacommander - 1 answer
Why are biscuits called \'digestive\'? I think they are in the family of what we call plain old \'cookies\' in the US.
In idioms, language - asked by natwarmer - 2 answers
'It's on the side'. What is this ubiquitous 'side' that people frequently refer to? Please let me know
In idioms, expressions - asked by seacommander - 3 answers
sayings What is the origin of 'getting my/your bottle filled'
In folk lore, sayings, idioms - asked by (Guest9303) - 1 answer
Can you think of a nicer alternative to the idiom - "Kill two birds with the one stone"?
In idioms, expressions, sayings - asked by - 8 answers
When i was young and i asked the question 'What' my mum used to say cause cold taters anint hot whats this mean and where does it originate from?
In Sayings, idioms, Mums - asked by tarapalmer1974 - 2 answers
What is the meaning and origin of "if the wind changes you'll stay like that!"
In phrases, idioms - asked by (Guest5529) - 1 answer
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