What is the origin of the idiom 'In your wheelhouse'?
The idiom "in my/your/his wheelhouse" appears to have originated in baseball, as far back as the 1950s, perhaps before that. It's used to describe a pitch that comes across the plate in the batter's "sweet spot," a place where he can reliably make solid contact with the ball. The figurative origin of the term is less easy to pin down. The metaphor may have been meant to suggest rotational force, as with a railroad wheelhouse (also called a roundhouse), a platform used to spin a train engine or car for the purpose of transferring it to a different track. Or it may may have come from the nautical meaning of wheelhouse (aka pilothouse), suggesting a place where one has complete control, as on a ship.
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In baseball, a wheelhouse is a hitter's power zone. This pitch zone is usually located over the heart of the plate at the height of the hitter's waist. The term wheelhouse is… also used to describe the structure on a ship containing the steering wheel.
Wherever people spoke. People have made slang and idioms from the moment they invented language.
It came from bootleggers putting liquor into their high boots to sneak it to the American Indians.
Possible alteration of "fadge". to fit.
Chew Your Cud - to think deeply to oneself . Origin: In the 1500's, a lot of people owned cows and sheep. These are animals that chew their cuds (food that is spit up from …the stomach to the mouth and chewed again). It is a long process.
Mum's the Word: means - you must keep silent and do not tell anyone the secret . Origin: Since 1350, "mum" has meant silent. The word itself sounds like a person trying to …talk with their lips shut tight. This expression became extremely popular in the 1700's.
I had to undertake some heavy research to answer this question - Snake in the Grass - means an unfaithful, untrustworthy, and deceitful person. . Origin: For thousands of y…ears, people have feared and hated snakes. In 37BC, the great Roman poet, Virgil used this expression.
The idiom 'in the wheelhouse' is an old baseball saying that datesback to the early 1950's. The term originally referred being insomeone's pitch area.
idioms in general have no specific date in which they became in use, rather, one or two were in use from various areas of society- the Bible for one, then other idioms were fo…und and put to use. origins of individual idioms can often be traced back to dates,
it is an old military term for good sight
Probably from sailors who would "touch the (wooden) ship" for good luck. Without a ship to touch, landlocked sailors may have used a piece of wood as a symbolic one.
when someone got angry, the would raise their fists in anger and end up hitting the ceiling No one knows for certain when this idiom was first used, but it can either mean… hitting the roof with your fists, or being so angry that you jump up and your head hits the roof. The other phrase often heard is "go through the roof."
While the Romans did indeed collect (and tax!) urine for the purpose of hide-tanning, this term's first examples in print only began after WW2. Ezra Pound used the term piss-…rotten in 1940, and the first part of this hyphenated word began to be attached to a wider variety of words since then. Please see the related link(s) below:
To be exuberantly,happy,excited and joyful
In the sense of "looking well," first use (English) during the 1560s, from earlier sense of "be fitting" (early 13th. century), from participle of "become".