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Re: Money for old rope

Posted by ESC on August 18, 2007

In Reply to: Money for old rope posted by Marc Latham on August 17, 2007

: On a recent visit to Lincoln castle our guide informed us that the rope used to hang people there was sold in pieces to members of the crowd, and I was wondering if that might have influenced the term 'money for old rope' at all?

I don't know. Maybe someone else will. Previous discussion here:
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/5/messages/657.html