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Re: Please help solve an argument...

Posted by Stef on January 02, 2003

In Reply to: Please help solve an argument... posted by anthony austin on November 08, 2002

: Is the correct expression...

: "Off your own back...:
: or
: "Off your own bat..."

The way I understand it (I live in Australia) this expression originates from cricket. In other words, it means to achieve something unaided (cricket involves scoring "runs" using a wooden bat).