In Reply to: As cold as a flugen posted by Helen Crossland on January 07, 2010 at 19:48:
: My grandmother, that would be well over 120 if still living, used to say, "It is cold as a flugen today" or "It is cold as flugens." I always wondered what a flugen was?
Believe it or not, that phrase has come up before. Flugens = hell, the dickens, tarnation. See the archives: http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/59/messages/223.html