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Re: Fed up

Posted by Joe on February 06, 2009 at 15:47

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?

A well published poem "Fed Up!" dates to 1900 (Australian)
Andrew Barton: A B "Banjo" Paterson (17 February 1864 - 5 February 1941)

Seems to be the earliest certain application
"fed up" was a common Aussie application of feeding livestock up to the desired weight for sale.