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Re: "I'm Your Huckleberry"

Posted by Henry on June 15, 2003

In Reply to: "I'm Your Huckleberry" posted by PurdueLiz on June 15, 2003

: Does anybody know the origin and meaning of this phrase? Am assuming it's related to Huckleberry Finn, but not sure. Thanks!

What it means is easy enough. To be one's huckleberry-usually as the phrase I'm your huckleberry-is to be just the right person for a given job, or a willing executor of some commission. Where it comes from needs a bit more explaining.