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Re: Origin of "Heads up"

Posted by ESC on May 07, 2003

In Reply to: Origin of "Heads up" posted by J on May 07, 2003

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: Anyone know where this phrase came from? or any more info on it?

It's become an office "buzz word" or should I say "buzz phrase" in recent years in the U.S. meaning "warning" or "advance notice." "I wanted to give you a 'heads up' on that."

I don't know the origin but it always makes me think of deer grazing in a field -- they hear/smell/sense and enemy and their heads come up and they're ready for flight.