Posted by ESC on July 20, 2007
In Reply to: Re: The bars of hell posted by Gary Martin on July 20, 2007
: : I was just talking to my father on the phone and the weather came up in the conversation; there's a surprise! He said that the rain had been coming down like, "the bars of hell". Do you have any idea what the bars of hell are?
: I don't, but have you thought of asking your father?
That's a good idea. But lots of times with these old phrases, the speaker doesn't know the origin. It's just "something we say."