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Telling Porky Pies

While reading the comments section on a YouTube video, one comment spoke of someone telling porky pies.  To those who aren’t familiar with the expression, … 566 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Bone Up On

When someone is busy boning up on something, they’re busy studying something that they need to know — either because they didn’t know it before or because they’re forgotten some of what they learned on the subject. 860 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Cattywampus

Beginning in 1919, moonshine was outlawed and so many of the farmers in the southern United States hid their stills deep in the caverns that dotted their countryside.  748 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Daffy

Watching the movie about J. Edgar Hoover starring Leonardo DiCaprio, there was a scene between Hoover and his mother that spoke of a certain schoolmate of J. 593 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

The Camel's Nose Is Under The Tent

A friend asked me where the saying the camel’s nose is too far under the tent originated as he’d recently heard it used in conversation between friends in public.  1,095 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Slick Willie

Slick Willie is a term that, upon hearing it, is understood to mean something uncomplimentary towards the person to whom it refers.  Those who are called… 945 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

In High Cotton

It’s not often that you hear of someone living in high cotton, but when you do, you know that person is living the easy life and is doing well financially. 753 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century