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Re: First rattle out of the box

Posted by ESC on August 31, 2008 at 16:12

In Reply to: First rattle out of the box posted by Dallas Edge on August 31, 2008 at 10:34:

: 'First rattle out of the box'... I have always assumed that this phrase came from rolling dice out of a box. Shake (rattle) em in the box, then dump the dice on a table.

Here is a previous discussion. I'm not sure that we came to any conclusion.
http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/33/messages/736.html