To Eaves drop
Posted by Peter Pritchard on September 04, 2001
In Reply to: To Eaves drop posted by a on September 04, 2001
I think it originated form people lying on the roof above the eaves to listen to people's conversations when they went outside the house to speak in private.
Of course if you fell off the roof you were found out - hence an Eaves Drop
( a good theory I thought at any rate)