Posted by David FG on April 04, 2006
In Reply to: Every time a coconut! posted by Sanjo Kuindersma on April 04, 2006
: Does anyone know the correct usage and origin of the phrase " Every time a coconut!"?
It comes from the fairground game in which balls are thrown at coconuts balanced on poles. If you manage to knock over a coconut you win it. Hence, in your phrase, 'every one is a winner': you win every time.