Posted by ESC on March 12, 2003
In Reply to: Mind like a steel trap posted by S. Ryan on March 12, 2003
: Any ideas on the origin of... He has "a mind like a steel trap?"
I am away from my library, so I'm guessing. Having a "mind like a steel trap" means immediately grasping new ideas, etc., like a trap snaps down on an animal's leg.