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Re: In the pound seats

Posted by James Briggs on July 23, 2008 at 13:37

In Reply to: In the pound seats posted by Ryno on July 23, 2008 at 12:48:

: We have a saying in South Africa that, if things are going really well with somebody, we would say that, that person is "in the pound seats". Any idea were it comes from?

My guess is that it comes from the times when SA used SA pounds as the currency. A cinema or theatre seat that cost a pound in those days was likely to be among the best in the house; ie the person who could afford such a seat was likely to be doing very well financially.