Posted by Acme on June 23, 2004
In Reply to: Re: TOO MUCH SUGAR FOR A NICKEL posted by ESC on June 23, 2004
: : TOO MUCH SUGAR FOR A NICKEL
: : Can you tell me where this saying originated?
: : Thanks, Fran O
: I wondering if it has to do with the saying, "Ten pounds of sugar in a five-pound sack," about a woman wearing a dress that is too tight.
The way I heard it was a snide remark suggesting that perhaps a woman was giving more than just what could be seen and being rewarded for her total contribution. This was a very unPC remark.