‘Axe to Grind’, ‘Throw in the Towel’, ‘Pass the Buck’ , ‘Hoodlum’ …..the list goes on and on.
Where do these old sayings come from? Although so many are still a big part of our daily jargon; more often than not, there is no real relation to the saying and what they are now referring to. We all use them though, don’t we?
There are a lot of sites online that feature sayings and their origins but I found this particular one very informative and fun to browse. There is also a link for word lovers, featuring pages of outdated, strange and just plain weird words now seldom used and understood, even less.
What’s your favorite old saying and/or the one you use the most? If you didn’t know what it really meant before or where it originated, maybe this website will have the answer. 🙂
PS: One of my personal favorites: ‘spill the beans’ except when I really do…..yikes, where’s the broom??? LOL
Check it out at: Brownielocks.com