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Re: Dirty in the Garden

Posted by Charles Williams on November 20, 1999

In Reply to: Dirty in the Garden posted by Aki on November 20, 1999

: A person in the UK used this phrase in relation to working on an issue. Is this a common phrase in the UK? Also, can someone explain the origin of this phrase? Thanks from a US person.

As a well travelled UK citizen of some 60 years standing I can say 'hand on heart' I've never ever heard this phrase: even amongst drunks on a good night out.

It is not unknown for some people to create unlikely tales and take some enjoyment in getting others to believe them - it's just a thought.