Take down a peg or two
Posted by Camo on September 30, 1999
I was led to understand that it was a naval term, too, but that it had to do with the steins the sailors drank from - that there were holes on the side of the mug and if a man were in disfavour his peg would be lowered so that he would not get as much to drink. Did anyone else learn that interpretation?
- Take down a peg or two Henri Steinway 10/01/99