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Where does the phrase 'every man jack' come from
In phrases, origins - asked by vultan - 2 answers
Where does the word 'shirty' come from?
In origins, slang, shirty - asked by vultan - 2 answers
what does the expression "neck of woods" or "new neck of woods" mean?
In Linguistics, etymology, word origins - asked by (Guest31057) - 2 answers
"flavour of the month" - what is the origin of this saying?
In language, sayings, origins - asked by Russel.West - 1 answer
What's the origin of the phrase 'Beyond the pale'?
In phrase, origins - asked by seacommander - 1 answer
Why is it known as 'corpsing' when an actor starts to laugh?
In acting, sayings, origins - asked by - 4 answers
What's the origin of the phrase 'on the game', applied to prostitution?
In origins, phrase, prostitute - asked by vultan - 2 answers
Where does the expression 'more [things] than you can shake a stick at' come from?
In origins, phrases, stick - asked by vultan - 2 answers
Why were bossy women called 'shrews'?
In history, origins, shrew - asked by vultan - 2 answers
Why is Chinese whispers called that? Where does China come into it?
In origins, names, chinese whispers - asked by vultan - 2 answers
What's the origin of the word 'nincompoop'?
In origins, words, nincompoop - asked by vultan - 3 answers
Where can I find a website with information about Scandinavian and / or Baltic republics surname origins?
In surnames, origins, Nordic - asked by xoloriib - 1 answer
What's so special about bees' knees that they've come to mean that something is very good?
In origins, meanings, phrases - asked by vultan - 3 answers
What's the origin of the phrase 'ships that pass in the night?'
In origins, phrases, one night stands - asked by vultan - 1 answer
Why is 'puppy fat' so called?
In phrases, origins, puppy fat - asked by vultan - 2 answers
Where does the expression 'scot free' come from?
In phrases, origins, scott free - asked by vultan - 3 answers
Where does the idea of people sitting in an 'ivory tower' come from?
In etymology, origins - asked by - 5 answers
What is the origin of the phrase "To cut the mustard"?
In IQ, general knowltdge, origins - asked by jeannebaxter - 2 answers
how many slang terms for body parts actually come from an intelligent source?
In language, terminology, origins - asked by - 4 answers
is there a specific person or period in time to which the phrase "damned if you do, damned if you don't" can be attributed?
In language, expressions, origins - asked by beeper_spryte - 4 answers
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