Posted by James Briggs on October 07, 2005
In Reply to: Two phrases posted by Sarah Gough on October 07, 2005
: Just two phrases that my father often uses:
: a) spending money like a man with no arms (might be reference to the Life of Riley explanation I found in the archives)
: b) how's your belly off for spots: how are you?
: I've only found one other person whose family uses (b) - they lived in the East of London, as did my family.
: Grateful to know if anyone else uses them, or knows their origins.
I hail from London's East End. I've never heard the phrases. I guess that they could be family sayings.