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The origins of these idioms we use every day will surprise you

There are some surprising stories behind the phrases we are so used to hearing and saying every day... Are you ready to find out more?



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70 Comments
Scott
I have heart, and used, most of them. Good to see it all laid out.
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Dec 27, 2022 8:43PM
Diane Pepitone
Blood is thicker than water.. never knew its original meaning.
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Aug 24, 2022 7:51PM
Ilias Tsiabardas
I didn't know only a Couple of them
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Apr 2, 2022 9:07PM
Darryl LaPierre
How about the greeting, how are you? I believe it originated during of the Spanish flue.
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Mar 25, 2022 11:16PM
Chriss Crockford
When windows were bricked up because of glass tax it was call daylight robbery. Interesting to know the origin of these.
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Mar 13, 2022 6:00PM
Peter Thomas
Fascinating! 👍🏻
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Sep 8, 2021 4:39PM
margaret faulkenberry
I recognize all of them!
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Nov 6, 2019 7:24PM
Darlene Yarbrough
Bury The Hatchet. Witch i this mean letting bad things go.lol
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Aug 21, 2019 5:49AM
Diane Lynn Kinsman
Have heard them all.. plus few more..
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Aug 7, 2019 8:38PM
Diane Lynn Kinsman
Kicking the bucket, dropping dead, where I live.. older people, used it a lot. Like people same age as my grandparents... So an oldie.. still remember hearing it..
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Aug 7, 2019 8:36PM
tigertank
Like "the walls have ears" best. Didn't know the "cat out of the bag" origi.
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Jul 11, 2019 3:03PM
kite005
Freda Griffin, Kicking the bucket. Looked it up and one explanation was someone hanging themself by standing on a bucket and then kicking it away. Dark.
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Jul 1, 2019 5:18PM
Caroline Weis
Mel Mazuch, I think that idiom is, barking up the wrong tree.
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Jun 13, 2019 7:47PM
Barbara Shaw
I think they're all fascinating tales of origin. I've heard of the story of eaves dropping. Queen Elizabeth 1st used to put spies up in the eaves of the waiting room so they could listen to her ministers and advisors discussing affairs. Clever!!!!
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May 21, 2019 8:10AM
Marilyn Itzkowitz
Don’t cry over spilled milk...
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May 19, 2019 5:53PM

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