Where did the Phrase Crying in your soup originate from?
I believe it came from the era of the Great Depression when consumers had very little money. However, if you had soup on your dinner table you were doing much better than some. If you were "crying in your soup" then you were not being grateful or appreciating the very fact that you had soup and were crying when others had it soucj worse.
The Winchester Fire Arms Company coined the phrase that one in every million of their lever action rifles were perfect and were often given to great shots during shooting competitions in the 1800's
This saying originated deep within mines. Carts were secured to the track by a link of chain. When this chain was removed, the cart could be moved or in many instances, it would move by itself due to load factors or an uneven grade. To "yank my chain" was created when this chain was removed prematurely and the contents of the cart, either desirable or not would be sent on it's merry way.
A lyric from a Peeping Tom song.
ashes from dead people were mixed in with plaster and spread on the walls of houses Edinburgh history
It came from the Romans and was a particularly brutal gladiator event that ended when one man was left standing.
It is unknown what the origin of 'a tad' is. It may have derived from the word, 'tadpole.' It was originally used to describe a young boy.
"You're welcome" is the grammatical combination of the Old English word "wilcume" ("wil"-"cume"; or "pleasure"-"come"). In German, "wilkommen". An Old French greeting was " bienvenu" (literally 'well come'). In the Middles Ages, the English language greeting evolved to "welcome".To say "wilcume" meant "I am pleased that you came". To say "you're welcome" means "you came well". Although used in informal settings and among acquiantenances, "no problem" , "think nothing of it", "it was nothing" or… Read More
'Riczh' = Old English cf. Pre-Germanic 'wealthy, Ruler, powerful' predating written language. Sense of 'entertaining, amusing' is recorded from 1760, retaining central meaning of wealth, worthiness.
When telephones were first introduced BELL TELEPHONE was the only company in the United States that had anything to do with telephones. They owned the poles, the wires and even your telephone. We used to have to rent our phone from Ma Bell just to have a phone. Also sometimes we had what were called "party lines: where two or three families in different house actually shared the same phone line. We had to listen… Read More
It's a mixture of someone telling you to kick yourself in the teeth, and shut up at the same time
It comes from a song that is titled "Cry Me A River" written by Arthur Hamilton and made famous by Julie London (1955)
It means hairless one legged mole and has been evolved into what we use it as now.
April 18th, 1891 a local passenger train collided with a fast mail train in Kipton, Ohio. The event took the lives of eight people and was eventually dubbed The Great Kipton Train Wreck. Legend has it one of the engineer's watches was 4 minutes slow and this discrepancy was later found to be the route cause of the fatal crash. Some still argue about the watch being slow, but due to this wreck on the… Read More
the American author Washington Irving coined the phrase "The Almighty Dollar" in his novel "The Creole Village."
In the novel Robinson Crusoe, Crusoe had a man he called Friday as his helper. Friday did just about anything Crusoe asked him to do. Girl Friday is a reference to a female worker who can and will do just about any sort of work her boss demands, just as the man Friday did for Crusoe.
From da hood yo.
Back in the 1880-1890's there was a craze to have alarms installed on coffins so that in case of a premature burial the entombed could notify people that he was actually still alive. The fanciest of these included a flag, a bell and a whistle, along with a snorkel like device to provide fresh air. This meant that when you went to buy a casket the salesman would ask if you wanted a plain one… Read More
There used to be a tax that was based on the number of windows in your house.People who couldn't afford to pay the tax or didn't want to pay, bricked up windows so that the tax wasn't applicable. This is where the term Day Light Robbery came from.
the film "Donnie Brasco"
Beagling is the hunting of hares with a pack of beagles. The people who follow the hounds are known as beaglers.
It's a nautical expression, from sailing ship days. With by and large the modern landlubber means "in general; on the whole; everything considered; for the most part".
This phrase has a number of applications, to be over the hill as 'past one's prime' or anything that is in decline, has been known since the 1900's. Another meaning is to 'break out of prison'. The origin may be taken from a 17th Century nursery rhyme - 'Over the hills and far away' which is self explanatory. There are other less important applications, origins not really known
The phrase "state the obvious" isn't something that someone made up and then people started using it. It's just something people say when things are apparent. Another phrase for that could be "it is what is is".
Does it come from Gilbert and Silivan's H.M.S. Pinnafore?
It originates from Ireland, and is generally used by Irish immigrants.I've often caught my English teacher, who was born in Ireland, saying "Thank you kindly", which gives away her Irish heritage. (Though her lilting accent is blatantly obvious, not to mention she listed her hobbies as "Irish dancing and stealing gold from leprechauns"...)
Dragon ball z
I believe the expression 'to get your goat' has it's origins in horse racing. Race horses are very high-strung animals. Goats are often used as companion animals, to keep a horse calm. Someone wanting to fix a race would slip into the barn the night before the race, steal the goat, then an upset, distracted horse would run a bad race. Hence, if you are upset and not at your best, it is said that… Read More
Joseph Heller wrote the book called Catch-22 where he coined the phrase.
The first time we come across what appears to be a precursor to this phrase is in Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Letters addressed to R. H. Horne, 1839: 'The luck of the third adventure' is proverbial. It is listed explicitly in Alexander Hislop's The proverbs of Scotland, 1862:"The third time's lucky. "
It comes from ancient times when familys used to purchase burial plots for their family before they had even died. Someone walking over your grave shows disrespect, and in oldren times, walking over a persons grave who has not yet deceased, meant you wished them ill.There's an old expression, or superstition, that if you get a sudden unexplained chill or shudder, someone just stepped on your grave. This means your future grave, the place where… Read More
I think the catch phrase "Meanwhile, Back at the ranch" is off dallas, The lone Ranger or Lonestar cartoon or Dukes of Hazard. aka J.O'Hara Does any1 know exactly what it is off?
The phrase came from Navy Seals to encourage themselves to work harder than they could've ever imagined.
Unknown. It means you need to try again. It was probably from a farmer mother. They say phrases like that all the time.
since its in english probably englandTripping is an American word and came about when chemists were playing around with mind altering drugs for psychiatric realignment. As a recreational substance users would have an out-of-body experience known as a trip. Therefore is is likely that tripping was used to describe someone presently under the influence of a drug such as LSD or Heroin rather than a drug such as cocain, extasy or an amphetamine. The latest… Read More
It started in 1937 as a type of code during the times when police radio channels were limited. It made it easier to use the radio because it reduced the use of speech.
I don't know, please tell me
My mother would say this when she was avoiding telling us what is for desert. I was led to believe it had french/english origins, since she spent a couple years in Paris, and was from England...The obvious break down is "layover," as in WAIT,"to catch meddler," to 'get' what it is the meddler was looking for.In our case, we the kids, were meddling for what was for desert...And she would use to the term to… Read More
From theoretically being in water so deep that in order to stand it would be over your head
'Inherit the wind' comes from the Bible book of Proverbs, chapter 11 verse 29: "He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool [shall be] servant to the wise of heart." -King James Version 1611"Those who bring trouble on their families inherit the wind. The fool will be a servant to the wise." -New Living Translation 2007"Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be… Read More
It originated from the southwestern united states. People would run in the desert and come back with dirty feet. They would say "I was pounding dirt" instead of saying I was running.
Recruiting parties from the British Army would coerce men to join the various Regiments by offering them a shilling to sign up. This was often at the bottom of a glass of beer ! The rewards offered were rather different from what the recruit often found to be his experience. Nonetheless the Army was supplied with men on a regular basis to fight the kings enemies..... To Take the Shilling is to join the Army… Read More
It was first used by Matt Dillon in the movie Over the Edge.
Its called the patience of Job (pronouced Jobe) and its bibllcal
Meallacach (pron. m'alekok), Gaelige language, adj., alluring, charming, beguiling, deceitful. Emerged into English language from Irish immigration to the East coast of the US. See 'How the Irish Invented Slang' by Daniel Cassidy for further details.
The verb egg 'urge' as in egg on is from Old Norse eggja 'incite, encourage, urge on' - and is not related to the eggs laid by birds. Egg as a verb is recorded in print in 1200, but not until 1566 in the phrase egg on. The verb involving the spheroidal body used in pelting is not recorded until 1857. The noun form egg is shown to come from Old Norse and is used… Read More
It is generally accepted as referring to the fact that a three rolled in most dice games is a losing roll; "keeps coming up threes" is a run of bad luck
The term 'transportation' is from the word 'transport' - to move from place to place by any method but frequently by some form of non-human transport: motor vehicle, ship, horse, and so on.'Transport' came into the English language from Old French transporter - to move or carry (across) - in the fourteenth century; the sense of to be carried away (with emotion) dates from the sixteenth century.The noun 'transportation' - the activity of moving something… Read More
Answer: The Curate's Egg. Something that is largely bad, but may have some small good part. [After a cartoon by du Maurier in the English weekly Punch (Nov. 9, 1895): a timid, or maybe polite, curate, when served a bad egg at the bishop's table, replies that "parts of it are excellent"]