Posted by Smokey Stover on October 18, 2005
In Reply to: A well turned calf posted by ESC on October 17, 2005
: : Can anyone tell where the phrase 'A well turned calf' comes from?
: I don't know who said it first. Well-turned = symmetrically shaped or rounded. Calf = the fleshy back part of the leg below the knee. (Merriam-Webster online)
I think it came from someone who forgot that the classic phrase is "a well-turned ankle." SS