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Good workman

Posted by Lewis on April 11, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Many screws in the pocket posted by ESC on April 09, 2007

: : What is the meaning of the phrase "to leave many screws in the pocket".

: How is the phrase used? The meaning might be a clue to the origin. I have never heard it. But it makes me think of a situation where a person is putting together a "some assembly required" object. And after the item is put together, parts including screws are leftover.

My dad was so good at self-assembly and motor mechanics that he always had some bits left over.

I went through a phase like that with computers...

L