Posted by R. Berg on June 16, 2001
In Reply to: Re: Blowing smoke up my ass posted by R. Berg on June 16, 2001
: : I've heard several people this week use this phrase and can't decide what its orgins are. Any ideas?
OK, although my first reaction was basically "Yecch," my husband says he thinks it means flattery. "Blowing smoke" = producing empty talk, "hot air"; the "ass" part is just for emphasis, as in "Get your butt in here!"