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Re: Origin - Straight as a dye

Posted by Cherryferrari on September 17, 2002

In Reply to: Origin - Straight as a dye posted by David George on September 12, 2002

: Do you have any ideas as to the origin of Straight as a Dye.

I believe this phrase comes from the printing industry where the " dyes " that contained the letters to produce the newspaper had to be perfectly straight .