Posted by R. Berg on November 07, 2002
In Reply to: Where does this come from? posted by Cyndi on November 07, 2002
: I am not sure the correct spelling of this word "schneid" or "schnide". I usually hear the phrase in a sports context ie; miami dolphins are off the schneid... cincinnati bengals are still on the schneid. again, I am guessing on the spelling. I would appreciate the help.
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