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Re: Sucking wind

Posted by R. Berg on November 18, 2001 at

In Reply to: Sucking wind posted by Rick Dixon on November 18, 2001

: Origin and meaning of "Sucking wind".

Perhaps it's a short version of this phrase, from Eric Partridge, "A Dictionary of Catch Phrases American and British":

"'your ass-hole's sucking wind.' You don't know what you're talking about: a low C20 Canadian catchphrase, esp. common in the Canadian Army of WW2. The Canadian 'your ass is sucking blue mud' . . . [is] more precise: 'You're in error': since c. 1920. Probably of US origin."