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Burn my hat

Posted by Barbara Wilson Ford on November 23, 2007

Has anyone ever heard the phrase "burn my hat" as a celebration? In the 1920's, my mother's father was so thrilled when his twin daughters were born, he said he was going to burn his hat. Was that a phrase used at the time? Has anyone heard of this?