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why do we say feeling blue if we are down ? Why not brown or any other colour?
In phrases - asked by jacquesdor - 1 answer
Where does the phrase 'every man jack' come from
In phrases, origins - asked by vultan - 2 answers
What is the origin of the expression 'To coin' as in phrase'?
In phrases, etymology - asked by seacommander - 1 answer
What's the origin of the expression 'Shiver me timbers'? With a name like seacommander I suppose I should know this!!
In phrases, origin - asked by seacommander - 2 answers
What is the origin of the the phrase 'To be on cloud nine'?
In phrases, origin - asked by seacommander - 1 answer
Why are nine days wonders nine days wonders? Why not six day wonders or even three days wonders? Why exactly nine days?
In phrases, english - asked by P-Kasso - 3 answers
Are judges notoriously sober - and are Lords traditionally drunk?
In words & phrases - asked by - 5 answers
What's the etymology of something being a "bugbear"?
In Etymology, phrases - asked by Hiheels - 2 answers
Are there any phrases to shoy that success is the most important thing?
In phrases - asked by - 4 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
I know that the phrase "Begs the question" is commonly misused. I know that we should not use it when we mean to say "raises the question". I have read descriptions on when we SHOULD use it, but I still don't understand.
In words & phrases - asked by rainchild - 1 answer
Life is a Bowl of cherries, where did this saying orginate from?
In general knowledge, phrases, origin - asked by reactivated - 2 answers
What is the origin of the phrase 'Spitting Image' ?
In etymology, phrases, words and meanings - asked by CGA - 2 answers
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
Stash the hash, here comes the judge! Where DID that phrase come from?
In English, language, phrases - asked by P-Kasso - 2 answers
My grandad always called going to the loo 'going to the khazi or karzey'. Not sure of the spelling but where on earth does this phrase come from?
In english, languages, phrases - asked by P-Kasso - 3 answers
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
What is an 'apath', as in the phrase "You daft apath!"?
In words, phrases, etymology - asked by Timdawg - 1 answer
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