The verb form of 'plug' meaning "to close tightly (a hole), to fill" is first recorded 1630. The phrase 'plug away' derives from naval bombardmental warfare, precise era unknown. In action, all effort was directed at sinking opponents until victory was (fairly) certain. Damage control was ignored until results were decisive. In a 'losing' battle, the enemy was welcome to try to save the ship, but, it was considered a minor victory of a sort when ones ship sunk, failing to fall into enemy hands. In a victory, once the enemy's defeat was certain, then, and only then, were hands released from their aggressive responsibilities to repair standing and running rigging, haul the wounded below and begin damage control and 'plug away' any underwater shot holes.
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It is a French phrase.
The code of Hammurabi
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Andy Maio invent this phrase in the early 70s
It orginated from Jesus Christ in the bible
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In the movie McClock
It originated in America in the 1960's
"You were away" is the correct phrase.
The phrase "Spring has sprung" comes from a poem that was written by Ogden Nash.
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