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Idioms

Say what? 7 common expressions and their origins

I like the cut of your jib – let’s bury the hatchet.

ALL OF US have regurgitated clichés and common phrases without a second thought about where they came from.

Here, we take a closer look at the origins of some old expressions still knocking about today…

Say what? 7 common expressions and their origins
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  • Sweet Fanny Adams

  • Cut of your jib

  • Lowbrow, highbrow...

  • Pleased as punch

  • Eat your heart out

  • Always the bridesmaid, never the bride

  • Bury the hatchet

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