Always a Bridesmaid, Never a Bride
  • 10 May 2013
Common usage of the phrase "Always a bridesmaid but never a bride" originated with an...
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Etymology of ‘Cold Turkey’ The etymology of the phrase 'cold turkey.'
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Etymology of ‘Two Cents’ The etymology of the phrase 'Putting in my two cents.'
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What’s the Origin of ‘Letting the Cat Out of the Bag’?
  • 8 August 2010
There is nothing obvious about why a cat's being released from a bag has anything...
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‘The Whole Nine Yards’ Etymology The etymology of the phrase 'the whole nine yards.'
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Etymology of Buy the Farm Were death benefits paid to beneficiaries of soldiers who died in battle often enough to...
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Etymology of Son of a Gun
  • 7 September 2002
The disputed etymology of 'son of a gun.'
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Etymology of ‘Another Kick at the Cat’ The etymology of the phrase 'another kick at the cat.'
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Etymology of ‘Salad Days’ The etymology of the phrase 'salad days.'
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Etymology of ‘Little History Lesson’ The etymology of the phrases contained in the 'Little History Lesson' article.
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Etymology of Mad As a Hatter Does the phrase 'mad as a hatter' refer to hat-makers poisoned by mercury fumes?
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Etymology of ‘Mind your P’s and Q’s.’ The etymology of the phrase 'Mind your p's and q's.'
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