Guts for garters

Posted by Admr1 on March 29, 2002

In Reply to: Guts for garters posted by Catriona on March 29, 2002

: This is driving me slightly insane, the phrase "i'll have your guts for garters" taken on face value is stomach churning! I would love to know where it came from and the meaning behind it-apart from the obvious!

It's an old British military slang. Ugly, isn't it!? Wonder if it came from the vile punishments they meted out in the old days...gutting someone and actually using the parts...aaaahhh! I quit!