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Posted by Ed Stansell on September 23, 2002

"your a sight for sore eye" means that "I'm really glad to see you" I take it the the eyes are sore from weeping or loosing sleep over the person missed.

Does anyone know when or by whom it was first used.

"Like something the cat dragged in" or Look what the cat dragged in." Looking like hell! Who said this first and when?

"Looking like a drowned rat". (Looking a mess) Origin?

"Out of the frying pan an into the fire." meaning: Going from bad to worse. Origin:??
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