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Re: Hell or high water

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on July 30, 2010 at 15:18

In Reply to: Hell or high water posted by Cynthia Logan on July 30, 2010 at 09:02:

: Where does the phrase "Come hell or high water!" come from?

According to Michael Quinion at World Wide Words, who is usually reliable, it appears to come from 19th-century Western cattle-driving. See here: http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-com1.htm. (VSD)