What would you like to do?
Answer It comes from one of the processes of making woollen cloth. After it had been woven, the cloth still contained oil from the fleece, mixed with dirt. It wa…s cleaned in a fulling mill, but then it had to be dried carefully or it would shrink and crease. So the lengths of wet cloth were stretched on wooden frames, and left out in the open for some time. This allowed them to dry and straightened their weave. These frames were the tenters, and the tenter hooks were the metal hooks used to fix the cloth to the frame. At one time, it would have been common in manufacturing areas to see fields full of these frames (older English maps sometimes marked an area as a tenter-field). So it was not a huge leap of the imagination to think of somebody on tenterhooks as being in an state of anxious suspense, stretched like the cloth on the tenter. The tenters have gone, but the meaning has survived. Tenter comes from the Latin tendere, to stretch, via a French intermediate. The word has been in the language since the fourteenth century, and on tenters soon after became a phrase meaning painful anxiety. The exact phrase on tenterhooks seems first to have been used by Tobias Smollett in Roderick Random in 1748.
The expression 'chip on your shoulder' is rooted from ship yards workers in the 1600's. The phrase reflects shipwrights that allowed workers to take home 'chips' or pieces… of wood they good use for their family.
Answer The expression was made popular in the lyrics of Colin Hay's song, "What would bob do?" http://www.lyricsreg.com/lyrics/colin+hay/What+Would+Bob+Do/
Daffy duck said it in a bugs bunny cartoon
In olden times, How do you do meant "How do you fare" or "How's it going." Over time it has become a stock greeting when first introduced to someone.
No one really know what rock came first but I would assume it would be Igneous because it came from volcanoes and those have been around a long time. Sedimentary rocks take mi…llions of years to form, and metamorphic take long as well. The best answer would definitely have to be igneous.
Get a kick out of Something - to enjoy doing something Origin - A famous song-writer, Cole Porter, made this 20th Century American saying popular in his 1934 song…, " I Get a Kick Out of You." In this expression, 'kick' has to do with a thrill, not striking something with your feet.
That would be Queen, fronted by Freddie Murcury.
Rock didn't really start at one time. It evolved over many years from the blues, rock n roll, pop amongst other genres. Rock music really came to prominence in the 1960s a…nd 70s though.
"On the rocks" is an expression meaning "over ice." The origin of the phrase is rather cloudy but it is thought to have been born under the influence of pop culture as the… phrase is used in many television shows and old movies.
Comes from the military/navy, specifically submarine jargon. Refers to the order for seamen "lookout(s)" that are "topside" to descend into the sub from their lookout stations… in preparation of the sub submerging..."Lookouts below! Dive! Dive! Dive!"
to try to get a blessing from the nyad/dryad believed to live in the tree the wood came from.
no one knows exactly
In Roman Empire
Holy Dynamis Dynamis Greek for power something amazing
"Saved by the bell" came about as a boxing term. When someone was in danger of loosing the match, but the bell rang before he was counted out, it was said he was saved by …the bell.
If memory serves me right, it was used in an advertisement for Sunlong rice. the Sales Rep tells the Asian shop-keeper about a new variety of long grain rice called Sunlong. T…he shop-keeper replies "Me think it 'mazing'". The ad ran on TV around the mid eighties