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Re: Found Phrase -- "Fly in the ointment"

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."