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This phrase dates from somewhere in the 16th Century. Originally, it was a textile term - to "cotton" or "cotton well" referred to the success of the fibers melding together to form cotton cloth. Around the 16th Century, the phrase began to be used to mean "to be successful," or "to prosper" in reference to people and things. About the 19th Century, the phrase "to cotton to" began to see use, and meant "to be drawn to" or "to get along with." If you do not "cotton to" something, then you don't care for it. This phrase is particularly common in the South, where the cotton industry formed the basis for the economy for many years.
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Cotton originates on the bushes where it grows in sub-tropical areas all over the earth.
Wherever people spoke. People have made slang and idioms from the moment they invented language.
to be unemployed
wool u just use it
It means to be unemployed
The Egyptians have been making cotton thread and weaving for thousands of years and it is considered the finest cotton cloth in the world. It would be plausible to assume that… the ancient Egyptians discovered cotton fibres and the ability to spin it into a fine twine and increase its strength and durability. Weaving cotton created fine fabrics for clothing that the Egyptians also probably discovered.
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 believed that cotton was first domesticated around 7,000 years ago by Neolithic man. The first cultivation was in the Indus Valley in India and in Pakistan. It later… spread to Africa and Asia.
An idiom is a phrase that doesn't make any sense unless you know the idiomatic definition. This phrase means exactly what it looks like, so it's not an idiom.
Cotton grows on shrubs, where it originates.
Cotton is believed to have originated from the Indus Valley Civilization, which a huge area of northwestern India and eastern Pakistan over 7000 years ago. In the Americas, co…tton was first cultivated in Mexico some 8000 years ago.
"Don't pass the buck" IS an idiom. It means don't pass along the responsibility.
Rolf Harris This expression is not an idiom.
It is believed to be from the greek voting method using beans.
"It's not important," or "I don't care."
It's actually quite an old idiom-- it's been traced back to Englandin the 1570s! Many common expressions are often derived frompopular activities and occupations, and in this …case, farming wasvery important in the era prior to the industrial revolution; so itis not surprising to find an idiom that makes reference to thefarm. Don't count your chickens was an idiom about not being toohasty in your judgment, since it is impossible to predict how manyof the eggs will hatch successfully (and become chicks) before thatactually occurs.