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Where does the saying 'duck' come from when bending down to miss something going overhead?
In sayings, near miss, ducking - asked by - 3 answers
The French say 'C'est de l'H├ębreu', the English equivalent is 'It's Greek to me'. What's the origin of the English saying?
In origins of sayings - asked by xoloriib - 2 answers
Where did the saying 'Silver Fox' originate from?
In history, sayings - asked by LauLau - 2 answers
Where did the quote "the lady does protest to much" come from?
In History, sayings, Quotes - asked by Topaz2308 - 1 answer
Where did the saying no shrinking violet stem from and why?
In sayings, etymology, history - asked by Topaz2308 - 1 answer
Where does the saying sitting on the fence originate from?
In etymology, sayings, history - asked by Topaz2308 - 1 answer
'Something to beef about' usually means something to complain or argue about. But, why 'beef' about? How did the expression come into use?
In sayings - asked by PARRY22 - 2 answers
"flavour of the month" - what is the origin of this saying?
In language, sayings, origins - asked by Russel.West - 1 answer
Why is it known as 'corpsing' when an actor starts to laugh?
In acting, sayings, origins - asked by - 4 answers
What is the derivation of "to take up the slack"?
In sayings, English language - asked by Candy.DeRun - 2 answers
Where on earth did the idea that "self abuse" makes you go blind come from?
In blindness, sayings - asked by robinsamuels - 3 answers
Why do we say the Bee's Knees?
In sayings - asked by Maygs - 2 answers
If there is safety in numbers, why are we surrounded by idiots?
In proverbs and sayings - asked by funrunna - 3 answers
Where did the saying bleeding like a stuffed pig come from?
In sayings, stuffed pig - asked by Sapphire10 - 1 answer
If 'Manners Maketh Man', what maketh woman?
In sayings, manners - asked by - 5 answers
Why do Men have err names , for when they go to the toilet and where did they orginated from?
In general knowledge, toilet, sayings - asked by - 5 answers
Why do we say in a fashion and where did it first originate from?
In general question, sayings, origin - asked by Sapphire10 - 1 answer
where does the term "my ears are burning come from?
In sayings, wives tales - asked by agentju90 - 2 answers
What is the origin/meaning of "Lord love a duck"?
In general fun, sayings - asked by jeannebaxter - 1 answer
Have you ever hidden your light under a bushel? Can you think of a dafter place to hide it? Where does this daffy saying come from?
In sayings, english, bushels - asked by - 5 answers
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