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Re: Spree

Posted by ESC on November 17, 1999

In Reply to: Re: Spree posted by Bruce Kahl on November 17, 1999

: : any ideas about the derivation or origin of the expression "to go on the spree"

: Ab Websters:

: A spree is an unrestrained indulgence in or outburst of an activity--A merry frolic!
: Traced from the Gaelic "spraic" or "spre"--
: spark,animation or spirit.
: From the Icelandic "spr[ae]kr"--sprightly, with vigor; quick,lively,alert.

Isn't it "go on a spree"?