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Re: Sling yer hook

Posted by James Briggs on June 07, 2007

In Reply to: Re: Sling yer hook posted by ESC on June 07, 2007

: : My father had a hand held HOOK that he used as a stevedore, he said that if he wasn't needed for the day he was told to 'sling yer hook'

: Interesting. And what country was that?

Here's an earlier posting which tells the same story. No backup evidence, just a story.
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/46/messages/762.html