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Clean plate ranger

Posted by Bill Finger on October 31, 2007

Does anyone know the origin of the phrase, "clean plate ranger"? We used it in my family for as long as I can remember to describe someone who is diligent at the dinner table. I always thought it was peculiar to us, but apparently it has wider usage.