Put the cobs on

Posted by ESC on November 13, 2001

In Reply to: Put the cobs on posted by Joe West on November 13, 2001

: Greetings all

: I seem to be the only one to use this
: expression. My father said it meant to
: make off with in a hurry. As in "grab the
: goods and run"

: Example

: He put the cobs on my pizza!

: Any one have any ideas as to the origin?

: What little research I have done leads to
: a steam locomotive, where a batch of
: corn cobs could be tossed into the
: fire to add a sudden burst of heat to
: the engine. In doing so escaping the
: bad guys.

: Thanks
: Joe

I haven't heard that expression. I have heard: "He tried to cabbage on to my pizza."