Posted by Jessica Frizell on December 28, 2010 at 20:10
In reply to the query about 'in and out like a dog at fair' posted 23/9/07, I am prompted to respond because I use this phrase regularly and this week at work my colleagues looked at me most oddly as they had never heard the expression. I was brought up in the north west of England and my mum was a Lancashire lass, born 1906. Mum used the saying frequently and of course I never questioned it... 'til now. I'm guessing it may be to do with a sideshow/stall at a fair.