Ever wonder where all those idioms and strange phrases of the English language come from? 🙂 Here’s a few fun phrases explained!
I’ve been working on this post for some time – I thought it was high time I finished it off:
Fit as a fiddle – A musical instrument has to be well maintained to be in good working order, the fiddle was possibly used because of it’s popularity at the time.
Scot Free – Scot was a tax introduced in the 12th Century, so if you got away with paying this, you were getting away Scot free.
As happy as a clam – This is the shortened version of a phrase used “As happy as a clam at high water”
Shake a leg – This was the phrase shouted to sailors in their hammocks in the morning. The sailors would then stick their leg out from under the covers so the officer could tell which were the men to get up and which were the ladies to leave alone.
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