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Re: Maybe you're not holding ...

Posted by R. Berg on January 25, 2007

In Reply to: Maybe your not holding your mouth right posted by Shirley Barton on January 25, 2007

: I want to know the origin of this phrase.The phrase is " Maybe your not holding your mouth right "

"You're not holding your mouth right." I don't know when and where it originated, but it goes back at least to the 1950s in the U.S., used as a silly response to a child's complaint about not being able to master some skill or other. ~rb