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Re: Clothes Horse

Posted by RRC on September 21, 2007

In Reply to: Clothes Horse posted by Marcella on September 21, 2007

: Where does the saying "Clothes Horse" come from?

The horse here is a rack not an animal much like a sawhorse. An actual clotheshorse is a rack that holds a lot of clothes usally for drying thus metaphorically, someone who wears a lot of clothes, owns a lot of clothes, etc.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clothes_horse