Posted by James Briggs on December 05, 2002
In Reply to: A fair old lick posted by Samuel Roberson on December 04, 2002
: Hello peeps!
: Can anybody enlighten me of the origin of the phrase a fair old lick?
: Thanks, Sam
I can find nothing at the moment, but I'll keep on trying - all my references only describe the use of the saying and not its origin. Pity.