Posted by Rachel on April 07, 2006
In Reply to: High, wide and handsome posted by Gary Martin on April 06, 2006
: : Anybody heard the phrase "high, wide and handsome" to know where it comes from? I have a definition which means "successfully, masterfully, triumphantly." Origin unknown. But my context is "You still check as to whether or not we haven't busted this thing high, wide and handsome." I get the idea of a bomb or explosion of some kind blowing something up. But wanted to know if anyone had any more concrete information rather than just speculation, although I'll take the speculation too.
Gary, Thank you! I can't believe you dug that up! It's great!