In like Flynn .
Dates back to 1945, refering to how easily movie star Errol Flynn could get women into bed with him..
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"In Like Flint" was a pun, referring to the real expression "In like Flynn" (which has nothing to do with Errol Flynn--see below)..
James Coburn played in exactly two Derek Flint spy spoofs; "Our Man Flint" and "In Like Flint" with Lee J. Cobb. On THE ALT.USAGE.ENGLISH FAQ FILE by Mark Israel, the phrase's first meaning is listed as "in favour, assured of success, in an enviable position." Israel goes on to state that "Some writers allege that it originated in allusion to Edward Joseph "Boss" Flynn (1892-1953), a campaign manager for the U.S. Democratic party during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's presidency. Flynn's machine was so successful at winning elections that his candidates seemed to be in office automatically." (Above text from Google Answers.).
There is also a similar phrase "In like Flint", but "In Like Flynn" is the original. .
In like Flint .
The expression is "in like Flint", and it comes from the movie of the same name: In like Flint. James Coburn played superspy Derek Flint. Flint was an expert at sneaking in and getting a dangerous job done.. (MORE)
The original meaning appears to be to have eaten or drunk something. If you have a good meal and a glass of wine under your belt, it's because you've swallowed them and they a…re in your stomach. It's now more commonly used for achievements one has accomplished, especially achievements that you can have more than one of. (Years in a business, first place prizes, prior relationships, etc.) "With ten previous wins under his belt, he is pretty confident today." (MORE)
"Getting away with blue murder" Implies a person has gotten away with something so bad that they were expected to get get caught for. .
If you a royal was mur…dered it would be assumed that the culprit would be apprehended as there would be an unusual large manhunt undertaken making getting away with this murder harder than the murder of a normal person. And since royals are known as blue bloods this is were the term originated. (MORE)
A wise man once told me that Cowboys used the phrase to describe money or gold or some other form of currency thrown in on top of a trade to make the trade even and give the t…he other a little something to stick in his boot, once a commonplace to store extra cash to conceal it. Hope this helps! (MORE)
This term most likely originates from bull fighting, where the matador would wave a red cape at a bull -- a color that enrages the bull and causes him to charge. Seeing red is… acting like a bull seeing that cape...getting so angry that rationality is lost. (MORE)
Dibs is short for dibstones, a children's game played with knucklebones, hence the knucklebones themselves, then counters generally and finally money placed down to reserve a …place, for example in line to play at billiards. "First dibs" is the next in line, hence the claimant. (MORE)
Paul McCartney has a web site that keeps you up to date on all of his touring. By keeping up on his tour schedule, you will be able to find out when tickets go on sale for var…ious gigs. There is no "first dibs" list per se , so you'll have to take your chances with the other fans and with the big ticket buyers who scalp those tickets. Use the link below to Paul's web site. (MORE)
Yes, Dibs does have a girlfriend. Her name is Kate and she comes from Sweden. It is said that he is going to propose to her soon, knowing that she already has a daughter at th…e age of 16. She is not a virgin and rumors say she has done 'it' with almost 12 guys, so she has no idea who is the father of her six month old daughter, Brooke. (MORE)
According to the Etymology Dictionary, the first time the word fleece was used in the figurative sense was in the 1570s. And when used in the literal sense, fleecing an animal… leaves it vulnerable to the elements, in a way "stealing" the coat off their back. It would make sense that the word evolved the way it did. (MORE)
It comes from the French meaning 'equal' and reflects the fact that an au pair is treated as part of the family by her hosts in exchange for helping out with light housework a…nd childcare. For more information visit www.aupairinbritain.com (MORE)
If you were talking about Dib Membrane, he is a paranormal investigator from Invader Zim (Property of Jhonen Vasquez + Nickelodeon) He is obsessed with Zim, an Irken alein sen…t to Earth by his leaders that secertly hate him. Dib constantly tries to show the world that the green kid with the 'skin disorder' is actually alein, but in return he gets called crazy. His father is the world renouned Professor Membrane and his Sister is the scariest little kid on the planet and any other, Gaz. (MORE)
Medieval physicians believed that the secretions of a frog could cure a cough if they were coated on the throat of the patient. The frog was placed in the mouth of the suffere…r and remained there until the physician decided that the treatment was complete. (MORE)
deoxygenated blood is more of a blue color compared to oxygenated blood which is redder Blue blood stood for the highest nobility, which started around 1100-1200. Before thi…s era Black and brown Europeans were called blue men. They were even seen among the blond Vikings raiding England. Next we have a group of Europeans declaring themselves a noble and royal class that identified as blue blood. (MORE)
His Birth date is March 4th And Because He Was 11 When The Show First Started In 2001 He is Now About 20 Or So Years Old And Soon to Be 21 On March 4th 2011 Which Means He Can… Get Drunk And Probably Hit Your Cat XD (MORE)
This is a very ancient term, used in Sumaria as early as 2300BC. In the 9th Century a Muslim author wrote that to get to China you must cross the seven seas. The seas being th…e Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Khambhat, the Bay of Bengal, the Strait of Malacca, the Singapore Strait, the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. Later the Romans used the phrase, although the water they referred to was not necessarily 'sea'. The phrase is used in 'The History of Venice, although it signified nautical skill. Medieval literature used the term referring to a well traveled sailor. In modern times , geographical classification includes areas of water such as North Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean, North and South Atlantic, The Indian Ocean, The Southern Ocean and the Arctic Ocean. The term may well mean many things, but above all, it refers to a person who is well traveled (MORE)
Joe Dib is a mii that Alex and Ben made on the wii. Ben made a song about him and alex says shut up Joe Dib!!! PIE IS OH SO YUMMY!!!!! Sorry, Alex didn't say that it was me, I… am hungry. So So So hungry! By By. I have to do my brochure now. Shut up Joe Dib (MORE)
It means money readily available. The inspiration of the phrase was when the FBI raided Jefferson Washington's home in August 2005, they found bribe money for a Nigerian Vice …President, wrapped in foil, in containers, in his freezer (MORE)
Assuming you're talking about Backseat Drivers from Beyond the Stars , it's because Dib was afraid that if the Tallest came to Earth, Zim would succeed in conquering the plan…et. (Keep in mind Dib doesn't exactly know that Zim is an exile and is disliked by the Tallest.) (MORE)
Dib Williams played in 2 games at first base for the Philadelphia Athletics in 1933, starting in none of them. He made 14 putouts, had one assist, and committed one error, …equivalent to .5 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had one double play. (MORE)
Dib Williams played in just one game at first base for the Boston Red Sox in 1935 and did not start. He made 5 putouts, had no assists, and committed no errors, equivalent …to 0 errors per game (estimate based on total games played in). He had no double plays. (MORE)