Posts Tagged: phrase origins

Out on a limb

        The return of an old favorite about word and phrases we use and where they come from. Today’s installment can be called “Dem’s fightin’ woids!”       Fisticuffs – in a more civilized manner (as if any fight could be), early 17th century men who found reason to fight were said… Read more »

Out on a limb

Back for another topical lesson in the phrases we love to use (and overuse).  Here’s some origins of a few you’ve likely had a go with once or twice.  If I’m overestimating, I’m sure I’m pretty close! A miss is as good as a mile – While the exact phrase, “a miss is as good… Read more »