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The Whole Nine Yards
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Where did the phrase "The Whole Nine Yards" Originate? Is it from an old Skottish Tale with a bit of a shady ending? Or a football term doomed from the start?


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Where did the phrase "The Whole Nine Yards" Originate? Is it from an old Skottish Tale with a bit of a shady ending? Or a football term doomed from the start?
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Show all from this expertTilting at Windmills
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I was watching a movie the other night when the lead character told his Daughter it was time for her to stop "Tilting at Windmills" and be more serious about life. Wow! I though, what a great Idiom, what does it mean?
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Show all from this expertTilting at Windmills
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I was wathcing a movie the other night when the lead character told his Daughter it was time for her to stop "Tilting at Windmills" and be more serious about life. Wow! I though, what a great Idiom, what does it mean?
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Show all from this expertBought The Farm!
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Death and dying makes people think of a lot of things, but a Farm? Where dit the phrase Bought The Farm come from anyhow? Lets find out!
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Show all from this expertBought The Farm!
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Death and dying makes people think of a lot of things, but a Farm? Where dit the phrase Bought The Farm come from anyhow? Lets find out!
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Does the term "Dead Ringer" conjur up images of bells in the graveyard? Well, if it does, you too have been talked into believing one of the most mis-represented idioms of all time. Find the real origin here.
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Does the term "Dead Ringer" conjur up images of bells in the graveyard? Well, if it does, you too have been talked into believing one of the most mis-represented idioms of all time. Find the real origin here.
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We've all taken the position of Devils Advocate from time to time, arguing for or against something just to evaluate the logic behind the other side. So where did this phrase come from? You might be surprised!
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Show all from this expertDevils Advocate
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We've all taken the position of Devils Advocate from time to time, arguing for or against something just to evaluate the logic behind the other side. So where did this phrase come from? You might be surprised!
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Have you ever been ushered out on stage to give a presentation or appear in a show and the words of encouragement you recieve are Break A Leg? Funny way to wish someone luck huh?
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Have you ever been ushered out on stage to give a presentation or appear in a show and the words of encouragement you recieve are Break A Leg? Funny way to wish someone luck huh?
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Salt has held a place at the head of the table for centuries due to its importance to us as a preservative, flavoring and life sustaining susbstance. It should be of no wonder that such an important item has spawned its fair share of popular phrases.
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Salt has held a place at the head of the table for centuries due to its importance to us as a preservative, flavoring and life sustaining susbstance. It should be of no wonder that such an important item has spawned its fair share of popular phrases.
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Show all from this expertBring Home The Bacon!
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Today we'll explore the origin of the idiom Bring Home The Bacon as well as the importance of the Hog to early people and their literature. Who knew the Pig was such a well rounded creature!
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Show all from this expertBring Home The Bacon!
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Today we'll explore the origin of the idiom Bring Home The Bacon as well as the importance of the Hog to early people and their literature. Who knew the Pig was such a well rounded creature!
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Show all from this expertCold Turkey - Who thought this one up!
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Have you ever tried to give up a bad habit? Did you ever give one up Cold Turkey? If you have then you may have wondered where that phrase came from. I sure have and today we will search for the origin of this funny phrase.
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Show all from this expertCold Turkey - Who thought this one up!
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Have you ever tried to give up a bad habit? Did you ever give one up Cold Turkey? If you have then you may have wondered where that phrase came from. I sure have and today we will search for the origin of this funny phrase.
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Show all from this expertCut The Mustard
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Where in the world did the phrase Cut The Mustard come from. Does it really have anything to do with Mustard at all, or is the origin different. My bet is on poor translation, listen in.
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Where in the world did the phrase Cut The Mustard come from. Does it really have anything to do with Mustard at all, or is the origin different. My bet is on poor translation, listen in.
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Are you walking around with a Chip on Your Shoulder? Better be careful, I just might Knock You Block Off! Listen in to hear the origin of these two fun idioms.
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