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"Apple of Your Eye" and the Wonderful Origins of Everyday Expressions (Pt. 2)

Our American Stories / Lee Habeeb
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October 5, 2022 3:02 am

"Apple of Your Eye" and the Wonderful Origins of Everyday Expressions (Pt. 2)

Our American Stories / Lee Habeeb

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October 5, 2022 3:02 am

On this episode of Our American Stories, here again with his recurring series is Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Curious Origins of Everyday Sayings and Fun Phrases author, Andrew Thompson, as he continues to share another slice from his ultimate guide to understanding these baffling mini mysteries of the English language.

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This is Lisa is the Mrs. L. American stories the English language is filled with curious, intriguing and bizarre phrases there with the recurring series is hair of the dog author Andrew Thompson as he shares another slice is ultimate guide to understanding these baffling ministries of the English language. Apple of your eye is an expression to someone you cherish about Boyles grandmother Mott cited grandson is the apple of my life. It's an expression I expect centuries. This from an old English. The people of the always knows the apple because of its round shape and saw it was God's most essential sense when damaged was a terrible incident. It was used figuratively by King Alfred in I-95 and my Shakespeare seminar stream 65, but the references actually from the Bible. A segment of which reads relating about instructed him. He kept him as the Applebee's on as bold as badger is an expression to mean that some of the bold is hair on my head. It's one of a voice from the origin of this one interesting little people think the badges hate being white giving of the impressionable is where the expression comes from but it actually is a contraction of the expression as bold as a badges bomb. At the time my shaving brushes will my badges plucked from the rear of the badge of badges were trapped, plucked, and then set free. They would grow back eventually forwarded it was common to see badges running about the countryside of England look bold in the Rio assures eggs is an expression that means to describe an absolute certainty of his short legs will be back asking for more money tomorrow really strange origin.

This expression actually corruption of the logical mathematical formula X equals X is contraction of the longer expression sure is eggs. These eggs explaining X is not known. Alex equals X became eggs is eggs but Charles Dickens was seems to be involved in a lot of expression used the phrase in these book the Pickwick papers in the early 1900s and the expression become popular from them as the crow flies means strike model shortest distance between two points in each one of many many phrases that has no Oracle origins. In fact, he could write a whole book about nautical expressions derives from the early English explorers guide dog bite looking for farmlands and very few navigation lights and maps consulting: fund land policy and the crows were announcing to fly strike to land to try to find food, so ships would always have uptight and on a journey" would be released from the crows nest, which is another expression from this which was at the top of the mouse and the captain would follow his path which was usually the fastest way to land at a loose end is another multiple expression changes will have night plans and nothing to do and it's from total silence ships which had hundreds of types and styles in the Rexall essential to ensure the cycles of family in place without some kind loose unrivaled as a full-time job checking ships reading from Todd right solutions. If the ship's captain found men sitting around doing nothing and make them check the rights so don't find themselves, for I was then working at a loose and just where the expression comes from. To keep something by his defendant also keep a distance and especially pretty interesting origins. A lot of people think it comes from holding off buying hounds from folks in foxhunting in England is a guide that origin about the foxes on the dates and fitting hundreds while the fries actually began with the ancient Romans and Greeks.

I believe that the body tree had protective pallets because it never seem to be struck by lightning. Because of these people take shelter under the trees during storms become such a powerful image soldier started wearing Baileys on the heads as protection during thunderstorms. I believe that would keep the lightning volume shield them from the enemy.

Also, suppose a panel of the bodily things spread to London during the great plague in 1665. Many people will buy leaves in an attempt to keep daisies at by at full blast, which means as loudly as possible using for Impala ease strangely rare expression that has pretty obvious origins must expressions died is from the industrial revolution in the 19th century well on all the metals were essential commodities in factories used huge blast furnaces to smelt the metals fuels continuously supplied into the furnace while hot blast of air was blown into the lower section causing the chemical reactions to produce the molten metal when the furnace was operating at full capacity and producing as much on as possible, was considered to be at full blast at sixes and sevens is a expression often here, which means a state of confusion and it comes from London in the 1300s or two delivery companies.

There a matrix receive a child within a few days of each other, so that with the sixth and seventh companies listed but a dispute arise between them as to which would be placed sixth in the processions around the city side resolve this. The two companies would swap between sixth and seventh place each year that resulted in confusion from other people watching at the drop of a hat is a sporting expression which means something happen suddenly, with little warning came from the nodding century from a couple sporting contests, sporting referees of time usually will hats that would raise in the air as a signal that an event was about to begin as soon as that was dropped.

The contest would stop most commonly used in horse racing and boxing where an event would stop at the drop of a hat was actually also used in the American West where man would sometimes drop his hat is a challenge to find another concern is the ground.

It was Marley brought the pathologist on an extra grind is an expression means it is so official. I am a motive credited to one of the founding fathers of American Benjamin Franklin in his autobiography, Franklin write an anecdote about a man who wanted to exact ground.

The blacksmith agreed to do it, but I knew the man to himself demanded this soon find fatigue and guide up making the blacksmith finish the job for the expression we night and I came from that story and you're listening to Andrew Thompson. The book is hair of the dog. Go to Amazon.com and by the story of curious phrases in the English language here on our American stores, folks, if you love the stories we tell about this great country and especially the stories of America's rich past. Know that all of our stories about American history from ward innovation culture and faith are brought to us by the great folks at Hillsdale College place for students study all the things that are beautiful in life. All the things that are good in life. If you can get the Hillsdale bills that will come to you with a free and terrific online courses to Hillsdale.edu to learn more


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