Re: OFF-TOPIC: resource for sayings
One of my dept. heads is giving a speech soon, and he
wants me to find the origin of the following:
"Straight from the horse's mouth"
"As a rule of thumb"
Anyone have a good resource on the Net for the origin
of some of these sayings?
Mike, thank you. Finally, after years of lurking, I have a contribution:
The phrase "rule of thumb" is derived from an old English law that stated that you couldn't beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.
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