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.