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Up The Duff

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A few days back, someone posted the idiom up the duff on one of Jeff Long’s social media pages.  415 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Holey Dollar

Just as the expressions almighty dollar and holy moley exist, Idiomation wondered if anyone had ever used the expression holey dollar.  As luck would have it, such an expression existed although it’s never transitioned into idiomatic language.  745 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Hot As A Two Dollar Pistol

Sometimes similar sounding idioms have different meanings.  Sometimes those similar sounding different meaning idioms have a common root.  Sometimes the idiom hot as a two-dollar pistol… 907 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century

Two-Gun Sam

Today’s idiom is one that is found in a conversation between Frannie Goldsmith and her father, Peter, in Chapter 6 of “The Stand.” 695 more words

Idioms From The 19th Century