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Posts tagged ‘Phrase Origins’

Pepsi's precursor to "more bang for your buck".

More Bang for Your Buck

The phrase means “more value for your money,” and it has a more political origin than you might expect. It all starts in the 1950’s with…

Photo by Petar Milošević.

That’s All She Wrote

  “That’s all she wrote” is an American phrase used to say that there is nothing else to say about a subject. And where did it…

As Easy As Pie

Nothing is as American as apple pie, or so they say. And, as some have it, some things are “easy as pie”. Pie isn’t a particularly…

Art by Russell Patterson - "Where there's smoke there's fire," cropped.

It’s the Bee’s Knees!

It’s hard to think back to the flappers of the 1920s without evoking the phrase “bee’s knees”. The phrase implies something of the highest quality, but…

Don’t Spill the Beans…

Don’t “spill the beans”, as the saying goes, which means to accidentally or maliciously reveal a secret. But where did the phrase come from? The legend…

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