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Re: Dragged through the pea patch

Posted by ESC on October 09, 2001

In Reply to: Dragged through the pea patch posted by Curt on October 09, 2001

: I told a friend of mine that I thought her girlfriend looked as though she had been 'dragged through the peapatch'. Can anyone tell me where I got that from?

Here a guess. There's an expression about someone looking like he has "been dragged through hell backwards." Substituting "pea patch" for "hell" is just cleaning up the phrase. It's sounds southern to me.