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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

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

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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