Posted by Gary Martin on February 05, 2000
In Reply to: Get Your Skates On! - Can anyone else confirm the rather rude origin of this phrase?! posted by Ade on February 05, 2000
: I was told that this phrase refers to the old practice of sailors, away at sea for long periods & somewhat sexually frustrated, copulating with the skate fish, which has a genital arangement rather like a womans.....
No, ten out of ten for inventiveness, but that's wrong.
It just means go fast, as you would when wearing skates.