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Re: A gentleman has just pulled my cork

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on April 15, 2011 at 22:38

In Reply to: A gentleman has just pulled my cork posted by Donna on April 15, 2011 at 20:11:

: I recently heard the phrase "A gentleman has just pulled my cork." I have some vague recollection that "pulling someone's cork" is not unlike "cleaning someone's clock" or giving someone a good thrashing, but I may be completely wrong. I am curious to know what it means. Many thanks.

An old slang term for blood was "claret" (they're both red, see). So when you pull someone's cork, that makes the claret flow. (VSD)