Posted by ESC on July 30, 2005
In Reply to: HAS YOUR CAT DIED ALSO FLY IN THE OINTMENT OR STOCKS MONEY posted by JOE on July 30, 2005
: I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHY IF YOUR TROUSERS ARE TOO SHORT WHY PEOPLE WOULD SAY HAS YOUR CAT DIED ALSO FLY IN THE OINTMENT OR STOCKS MONEY
I've never heard that expression for short pants. We say they are "high waters."
Here is a link to a detailed discussion of "fly in the ointment" -- http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/16/messages/870.html