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Re: "Chickens come home to roost"

Posted by Smokey Stover on March 07, 2004

In Reply to: "Chickens come home to roost" posted by Gloria Pugh on March 04, 2004

: This was the name of a speech given my Malcom X.

Is there a question here? If you know what the phrase means, I apologize for trying to help. I haven't read the speech by Malcolm X, but the phrase would normally mean that something (like an ill deed or harmful act, or a bunch of chickens) that you thought you were rid of, that you thought was safely out of sight forever, eventually comes home to roost, or comes back to haunt you. Either that, or I am entirely wrong. SS