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www.history.com/news/history-lists/10-common-sayings-with-historical-origins

Apr 23, 2013 ... Find out more about the unusual origin stories behind 10 everyday ... the phrase was actually born out of the brothels of the American West, ...

www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/american-phrases-and-sayings.html

Of course, there are many American phrases which are used there but haven't been adopted outside the country; for example, 'blue plate special', 'lead-pipe ...

list25.com/25-common-sayings-and-where-they-came-from

Aug 28, 2017 ... Here are 25 Common Sayings And Where They Came From. ... History: In colonial America, servants were required to wet-rub and dry-rub the ...

www.pride-unlimited.com/probono/idioms1.html

Any language will have phrases which do not carry the meaning of their literal translation. This is a partial list of phrases in the English language, their origin and ...

www.buzzfeed.com/adamellis/20-surprising-origins-of-popular-sayings

Oct 2, 2013 ... Meaning to reveal a secret, "letting the cat out of the bag" finds its roots in 18th- century street fraud. Suckling pigs were often sold in bags, and a ...

www.grammarly.com/blog/14-expressions-with-crazy-origins-that-you-would-never-have-guessed

Aug 29, 2016 ... Origins: This one dates back to the early times North America when the ... Origin: Early Americans, during the colonial times, would ask their ...

www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/11/15-southern-american-sayings-will-amuse-brits

15 Southern American Sayings That Will Amuse Brits ... Its origins are unknown. ... Its origin is from horse grooming; when a horse runs fast and sweats, it needs ...

www.bbcamerica.com/anglophenia/2014/09/10-american-slang-terms-phrases-confuse-brits

Interestingly, it is rumored to be of British as well as American origin; “Duke of Yorks” is rhyming slang for forks, which itself was a slang word for hands or fingers.

www.cracked.com/article_16108_the-bizarre-history-10-common-sayings.html

Apr 7, 2008 ... Nailing down the origins of these sayings is an inexact science. ... From America to England, Russia to ... some other place even further away ...