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Re: Fed up

Posted by ESC on February 04, 2009 at 23:57

In Reply to: Fed up posted by David Bradford on February 04, 2009 at 22:51:

: I would like to know the origin of the phrase I am "fed up with you". Where does "fed up" come from?

I'm not sure what this means exactly. But to get the discussion ball rolling:

Fed to the gills - Thoroughly disgusted. It is an American version of the British "fed to the (back) teeth" and fed (up) to the eyelids. Eyelids based on the slang meaning of "gills" for mouth. From "Facts on File Dictionary of Cliches," second edition, edited by Christine Ammer, Checkmark Books, New York, 2006. Page 137.