Posted by Christianne Lane on October 12, 2004
In Reply to: Ducks in a row posted by Eugene Dillenburg on October 12, 2004
I have heard that the phrase comes from the 1920's in Memphis where there were (and still are) ducks living in an encloser on the roof of the Peabody Hotel. Their trainer literally gets his ducks in a row to parade them down the elevator to the lobby twice a day creating quite a spectacle. There's a red carpet and everything!