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Whistle your ducks to water!

Posted by Sean Ryan on January 27, 2003

In Reply to: Whistle your ducks to water! posted by ESC on January 24, 2003

: : When I was growing up in Ireland, my grandmother would say this to me and I have continued its use. Where did it come from?

: I couldn't find it. What did she mean when she said that?

If I recall correctly, it was said in the context of say, "Go fly a lead balloon!" or, "Go sail a lead boat!"