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Re: GIVE IT A WHIRL

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 09, 2005

In Reply to: GIVE IT A WHIRL posted by Thom on December 09, 2005

: Can anyone tell me the origins of the phrase GIVE IT A WHIRL?

It's late 19th century American. I have always assumed it refers to spinning a roulette wheel, a "wheel-of-fortune" or similar device.