Posted by R. Berg on September 06, 2005
In Reply to: August body posted by Paolo A. Navarrete on September 06, 2005
: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "august body"? Can't find it anywhere except when it is being used. Thanks!
It's become a cliché in political speaking, like "my fellow Americans" and "the honorable gentleman." Probably impossible to identify its first use.