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Re: Salt on your tail feathers

Posted by RRC on April 07, 2008 at 16:24:

In Reply to: Salt on your tail feathers posted by Tabb Wierengo on April 07, 2008 at 14:09:

: Have you ever heard the term/phrase - "I just wanted to put a little salt on your tail feathers"?

There is an old saying that you can catch a bird if you sprinkle salt on its tail. Wordsworth Dictionary of Proverbs (in Google Books) shows it goes back to at least 1580.