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?

Which of these phrases do you like the most? Did you know the history behind them? Is there anything you would like to add to the article?

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What are your thoughts on this subject?
Peter Thomas
Fascinating! 👍🏻
Sep 8, 2021 4:39PM
margaret faulkenberry
I recognize all of them!
Nov 6, 2019 7:24PM
Darlene Davidson
Good ones to know.
Sep 1, 2019 7:10PM
Darlene Yarbrough
Bury The Hatchet. Witch i this mean letting bad things
Aug 21, 2019 5:49AM
Diane Lynn Kinsman
Have heard them all.. plus few more..
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..
Aug 7, 2019 8:36PM
Like "the walls have ears" best. Didn't know the "cat out of the bag" origi.
Jul 11, 2019 3:03PM
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.
Jul 1, 2019 5:18PM
Caroline Weis
Mel Mazuch, I think that idiom is, barking up the wrong tree.
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!!!!
May 21, 2019 8:10AM
Marilyn Itzkowitz
Don’t cry over spilled milk...
May 19, 2019 5:53PM
Alice McKay
Very interesting! I have heard these terms all of my life. These explanations make sense.
May 6, 2019 11:36PM
I would like to see more of these!
May 6, 2019 5:53PM
Lynne Zeman
Very interesting.
Apr 20, 2019 5:05PM
Beatriz de Alvarado
Very informative!!
Apr 18, 2019 12:48PM

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