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Fill The Bill

Idiomation shared the history behind foot the bill and fit the bill.  This time around, we’re looking at the history behind fill the bill… 964 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Fit The Bill

When someone finds something that fits the bill, that person has found something that, or someone who, is suitable for a specific purpose.   The person or object doesn’t have to be perfect for the situation, but the person or object has to do the job for which he/she/it has been selected. 355 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Miss A Trick

The word miss — in the sense of “fail to perceive” — has been around since the late 1600s, and the word trick… 1,149 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Love Many, Trust Few

Last Tuesday, paddle your own canoe was shared with Idiomation’s fans, followers, and visitors.  The entry mentioned an autograph book inscription that included the canoe comment:  … 481 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Paddle Your Own Canoe

Back when autograph books were popular among schoolgirls, it was a given that one page would say love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe… 979 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

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