Posted by Rube on April 07, 2004
In Reply to: Help with a saying, please...... posted by Shygirl on April 05, 2004
: Does anyone know where the phrase "strapping young man" comes from and the meaning of the phrase?
: Thanks in advance
My own theory is that it is a fellow big and strong enough to be strapped into harness to pull a plow. This would fit with a 17th cent. origin