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Re: Gnats pee

Posted by James Briggs on September 01, 2005

In Reply to: Gnats pee posted by pheomix ray on August 31, 2005

: I would love to know Origin of the phrase 'it tastes like gnat's pee'.

I doubt there's an 'origin'. This is a phrase that just seems to have crept into UK English and, perhaps, elsewhere. I remember it as being used over 50 years ago. It's usually confined to describing weak tea (or coffee also these days). Derogatory.