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Origin of the phrase the cobbler's children have no shoes?
Origin unknown; however the essence of this phrase is used to describe the phenomenon where certain 'professionals' in any given area are so busy with work for their clients and their teams that they neglect using their professional skills to help themselves or those closest to them. For example - the painter & decorator who never decorates his own house, the web designer that hasn't finished their website, or the accountant who is late in submitting his own tax return!
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It is from the cloth industry, where a small flaw was seen in the manufacturing process of fabric, a string was inserted so the flaw could be easily identified. If 'no strings… attached' the cloth was perfect.
According to dictionary.com is a phrase termed in 1739 in reference to a flowering plant that has gone to seed, looking ratty and unkempt
Scotland. One of the bedrooms of Glamis Castle, in Scotland, contains a chest of seven drawers that was designed for holding and organizing the royal occupant's clothing. Clot…hing was placed in one of the chest's drawers depending on the day of the week it was for. Thus, starting with Monday's clothes, these were stored in the drawer closest to the floor. Next, Tuesday's clothes were in the next drawer up and so on for the clothing for each day of the rest of the week, with the top drawer designated for Sunday's clothing. Since the garb for Sunday was traditionally the finest of the week, the expression "top drawer" came to be associated with "the finest".
This has to do with a stranded Arab with a camel who lost his ability to walk. To survive the arid heat, he had to "bust the hump" (a very difficult task) of the camel to get …nutrition and hydration.
1996 Summer Olympics when Kerri Strug was preparing to do a vault with a broken ankle, the camera flashed to her coach, Bela Karolyi shouting "You can do it!" With a Russian a…ccent. It was parodied shortly thereafter by numerous Adam Sandler films, most recognizably Rob Sneider's line in "The Water Boy".
We all have our cross to bear means that we can't make progress without SOME suffering. A bit more: Since Jesus was forced to bear (carry) his own cross on which he was crucif…ied, it is assumed this phrase originated from that.
In the Biblical story of Job, he was subjected to many bad things for many years, but never lost his faith in God.
Nellie was never discovered. People have said that the name Nellie was added after negative for the use of alliteration. But other sayings like Chatty Cathy, do origin…ate from something. Chatty Cathy, has the name Cathy because the first talking dolls name was Cathy. With a string attached to her back to pull to hear her speak, she was named "Chatty Cathy". Researchers are still looking for who or what Nellie was, but as right now, the answer is there isn't a origination.
Two guilty men were sentenced to death but the presiding judge was in a lenient mood and offered one man his freedom. To decide who should be released the men each rolled a di…e. The man who rolled the higher number was released, and the other executed. Hence dicing with death.
Clans in the USA in the early years punished community individuals when they commited a serious offence by saying 'You're fired' and subsequently burnt their homes.
Open Fire is the command to fire at will, as opposed to volley fire, wherein the group fires simultaneously. This from the old days of singe-shot weapons.
To have to meet high expectations about something that came before.
I've been told that when someone shoots themselves to death, that they have such a grip on the gun that their fingers have to be pried off the gun grip.
Your sole knows it fits
The phrase catching a cold is an idiom since you cannot physically catch an illness. This phrase has been around for hundreds of years but there is no indication as to whe…n it originated.
In Name Origins
This phrase comes from fruits ripe for the picking. This is because those fruits are in a precarious position ready to fall, be plucked or harvested. Similarly hanging in ther…e regards social circumstances of standing bye in uncertainty awaiting resolve.