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Old 08-03-2005, 05:19 PM
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This came up several times on another message board about phrase origins. Some other ideas are proffered but nothing good enough to be SDMB-GQ definitive

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...ssages/48.html
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...sages/641.html