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Re: Leo's For Meddlers

Posted by ESC on January 14, 2007

In Reply to: Leo's For Meddlers posted by William Sherratt on January 14, 2007

: My mother would often reply, That's Leo's For Meddlers" when I asked her a question she was reluctant to answer.

: Any ideas on its meaning and origin?

Yes. It's a variation of "layrolls" or "layovers" to catch meddlers. Like when someone puts marbles in his/her medicine cabinet so when a meddler opens it, the marbles spill out and make a big noise. It is a trap for meddlers. For further information, see: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/1/messages/2681.html