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Re: Make like a tree and leave

Posted by ESC on November 10, 2005

In Reply to: Re: Make like a tree and leave posted by David FG on November 10, 2005

: : COME BACK KID - Can any one tell me for whom this term was first coined for?
: : and what's the meaning of "Make like a tree and leave"?
: : Thanks

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: Never heard this, but it seems to me that it is a pun on 'leaf'. Trees make leaves, so behave like a tree and leave...

: It's not a great pun, in my opinion, but there we go.

: DFG

I don't know. But I'm betting it was a kid thing. Along the lines of, "Put an egg in your shoe and beat it."