Posted by R. Berg on November 02, 2007
In Reply to: 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.
I haven't heard the "ranger" phrase before. The "Clean Plate Club," membership in which children are urged to earn, may be more common. ~rb