Dragged through the pea patch
Posted by ESC on October 09, 2001
In Reply to: Dragged through the pea patch posted by Curt on October 09, 2001
: I told a friend of mine that I thought her girlfriend looked as though she had been 'dragged through the peapatch'. Can anyone tell me where I got that from?
Here a guess. There's an expression about someone looking like he has "been dragged through hell backwards." Substituting "pea patch" for "hell" is just cleaning up the phrase. It's sounds southern to me.