Posted by Henri Steinway on October 01, 1999
In Reply to: Take down a peg or two posted by Camo on September 30, 1999
: I was led to understand that it was a naval term, too, but that it had to do with the steins the sailors drank from - that there were holes on the side of the mug and if a man were in disfavour his peg would be lowered so that he would not get as much to drink. Did anyone else learn that interpretation?
I'm afraid that someone has been 'pulling your leg'/'winding you up' no naval man 'worth his salt' would find any difficulty in plugging a mere hole in a beer mug.