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Where did the phrase kick the habit come from?
From the 19th century epidemic of opiate abuse. kicking of the legs, muscle pain in the extremities, restless leg syndrome, all symptoms of opiate withdrawal. when one would cease the use of opiates withdrawal would follow, kicking, stretching and twitching of the legs is a key symptom. therefore to stop using opiates, one was kicking the habit.
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It is where someone may automatically say or do something, simply because they say or do it often. example: my ex was talking to me on facebook last night, and he put 'Love …you' at the end of his sentence, then after he realised he said that, he put 'sorry, force of habit'. You see, he did not put it because he loves me, he put it because it is like natural instinct, because he puts it alot to is girlfriend. Hope this helped you out :)
Originated with Harley Davidson rides - refers to kick starting the bike, or 'hog'. Turned into 'Let's kick this pig' to denote getting things started
Answer When you say that someone is a 'creature of habit', you mean that this person is so comfortable in their current lifestyle that they have for the most par…t ceased to be spontaneous in any way. Most everything that they do is done by force of habit rather than by instinct (as animals do) or by conscious decision or by whim.
FLYING COLORS, WITH - " 'We came off with flying colours.' George Farquar, 'The Beaux's Stratagem (1706). Victorious; extremely successful. The term comes from the pract…ice of a victorious fleet sailing into port with flags flying from all the mastheads. By 1700 or so it was being used figuratively, signifying any kind of triumph." From "Fighting Words: From War, Rebellion, and other Combative Capers" by Christine Ammer (NTC Publishing Group, Chicago, Ill., 1989, 1999). Source: http://www.phrases.org.uk Jamal
The key-word there is 'habit'. Me personally, I do not believe in addiction or at least addiction to do with psychological narcotics / other habits. Unlike heroin which… after habitual use becomes bodily addictive, that is your body 'needs' it to function properly cocaine is not like that, and is all in the individuals mind. Psychological. To overcome a cocaine habit can be very difficult not least because it feels good using it. I used for a couple of years but it got the better of personal relations and began causing issues. Staying away from it at the start was difficult and it took me a couple of attempts to quit. The key was really that I didn't 'want' to quit. The person must 'want' to quit. Delete contacts, stay away from persons or situations where the drug may be, a change of lifestyle and a will to not want to use again is necessary. It is all in the person's mind.
There are two main theories about this one. One suggests that the word doesn't refer to our modern bucket at all, but to a sixteenth century word that comes from the French bu…que, meaning a yoke or similar piece of wood. It is said that the word was applied in particular to the beam from which a pig was hung in order to be slaughtered. Inevitably, the pig would struggle during the process, and would kick the buque. The expression is attested to in particular by a citation in the Oxford English Dictionary: "The beam on which a pig is suspended after he has been slaughtered is called in Norfolk, even in the present day, a 'bucket'. Since he is suspended by his heels, the phrase to 'kick the bucket' came to signify to die" (I can't give you a date, as the editors just say it comes from a "modern newspaper", a rather sniffy annotation they used a century ago for sources not considered quite kosher. But it was probably in the 1890s). The other explanation, much less credible, is that the bucket is the one on which a suicide stands when hanging himself - kick away the bucket and the job is done. I've even seen the story attached specifically to the sad end of an ostler working at an inn on the Great North Road out of London. Don't believe a word of it.
Well, that seems to depend on the industry. Certainly in movies 'in the can' indicates that footage has been shot - or the movie finished. The reels were placed in a tin or 'c…an'. So it seems that when something is done/finished it is 'in the can'. this is the only explanation I have for the phrase.
" "How come?" is actually a very interesting phrase. It seems to have been an American invention of the 19th century, although similar forms date back several hundred years in… English. The first appearance of "how come" in print dates to 1848, but since that was in Bartlett's Dictionary of Americanisms and the phrase was described as being common at that time, it is almost certainly older. That was, after all, an age when slang and colloquial phrases were usually avoided, not memorialized, in print. The basic sense of the verb "come" is, of course, " to move towards, approach" or " to arrive." One of the specialized, and now archaic, meanings of "come" is " to happen," as in the phrase " to come to pass," reflecting the idea of a condition, time or event "arriving" (also found in such uses as "Come next summer, Dwayne Junior had better have a job"). "How" used as an adverb modifying a verb (such as "come"), means basically " by what means?" or "for what reason?" The final piece of the puzzle of "how come" is the fact that it is actually an abbreviation of a longer phrase, which, although not known with certainty, was probably "how comes it" or "how does it come", meaning "how did this (event, condition, etc.) happen to be this way." Finally, "How come?" is, as you note, essentially synonymous with "why?", but in popular usage it often serves a slightly different function. "How come?" carries a challenging, more emphatic tone than a simple "why?" would convey ("How come Jimmy never has to wash the dishes?"). Unlike "why," "how come" strongly suggests that the questioner has already developed an opinion on the situation and has decided that something is not proper or fair. "
First Oorahh!! Is A Marine thing,army is hoyah or hooah or something.
The habitants came from France and migrated to new France to settle.
sick dogs are more noticable then sick people most of the time There are several expressions of the form sick as a ..., that date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries…. Sick as a dog is actually the oldest of them, recorded from 1705; it is probably no more than an attempt to give force to a strongly worded statement of physical unhappiness. It was attached to a dog, I would guess, because dogs often seem to have been linked to things considered unpleasant or undesirable; down the years they have had an incredibly bad press, linguistically speaking (think of dog tired, dog in the manger, dog's breakfast, go to the dogs, dog Latin - big dictionaries have long entries about all the ways that dog has been used in a negative sense). At various times cats, rats and horses have been also dragged in to the expression, though an odd thing is that horses can't vomit; one nineteenth-century writer did suggest that this version was used "when a person is exceedingly sick without vomiting". The strangest member of the set was used by Jonathan Swift in 1731: "Poor Miss, she's sick as a Cushion, she wants nothing but stuffing" (stop laughing at the back). The modern sick as a parrot recorded from the 1970s - at one time much overused by British sportsmen as the opposite of over the moon - refers to a state of deep mental depression rather than physical illness; this perhaps comes from instances of parrots contracting psittacosis and passing it to their human owners.
Goshen is mentioned in the Old Testament as a place where Joseph went. (Joseph the son of Jacob, of course; not Joseph of Mary and Joseph, who came much later.)
"Okie dokie" derives from "OK" which is an American expression (now used internationally) to mean "alright", "good" or "yes".
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they heard there were better farming conditions and wanted a better life.
There are many ways. You can either quite cold turkey or try to ween yourself of of the product. I dipped for a couple years and wanted to stop. Sometimes I would quit…e cold turkey and others I would ween myself off by lowering the amounts I allowed myself to have each day. I have found that quiting cold turkey takes a lot more will power and you are more likely to fail. I failed a couple times when I got in a stressfull time or just felt like a pinch would feel great. I have been free of dip ever since I weened myself off of it and it has been a few months. This will probably be your best bet b/c you won't have the cravings from the nicotine receptors that you would quiting cold turkey. I took up chewing gum or drinking coffee to help during quiting and that helped a lot. just having something to chew on like a straw or gum will help. Whatever your choice, stick to it. the first week is hell but if you can get through that, the rest should be easier. Good luck
someone contemplating suicide would place a rope around a rafter, place the noose around their neck and stand on a bucket. The bucket would then be kicked away and the p…erson would hang until dead. hence the phrase "kick the bucket"
There are two predominant meanings for the phrase "take it as read", so it depends on the context in which it is used. In a committee meeting or similar setting, it can be… used to imply that everyone in attendance should have already received and read a given document (e.g. minutes of a previous meeting) prior to this meeting, so rather than reading the entire document aloud, it can be "taken as read" and officially recorded that it was so. In a more general setting, it can mean that something is assumed to be true, without supporting evidence, or despite contradictory evidence - such as taking someone at their word, without asking them to show proof that what they say is true. Or in the case of people who believe everything they read, and who have an infuriating habit of propagating internet hoaxes, because they don't check the facts before they hit the "share" button.