In Reply to: Stop throwing yout hat away posted by Melanie on October 25, 2008 at 15:51:
: My grandma and grandpa always said to us when we fussed or got upset about something to "Stop Throwing Your Hat Away". My mom always said it and I said it with my kids. Has anyone ever heard of this saying?
No. But I've seen a lot of old movies -- from when men wore hats -- where a man would get mad, snatch his hat off his head and throw it down. Maybe that's the origin.