Posted by ESC on February 02, 2003
In Reply to: Found Phrase -- "Fly in the ointment" posted by rillian on February 02, 2003
: THe phrase "a fly in the ointment" comes from Ecclesiastes 10.1: "Dead flies make the perfumer's ointment give off a foul odor"
: This phrase is not mentioned in the Biblical quotes page, and should probably be added there.
There's some more information in the discussion archives under "ointment."