Posted by David FG on March 31, 2005
In Reply to: " questions posted by Stuart Parry on March 31, 2005
: 1) Does anyone know where 'out on a limb' comes from?
: 2) Cheap at half the price - should that be 'double' not half? Cheap at half the price does not make sense - if something is cheap then it will be even cheaper at half the price. To express suprise of the cheapness of an item, the saying should surely be 'thats cheap at double the price'
As far as your second question goes, the fact that it doesn't make sense is, I think, the whole point. It is meant to be a joke.