Fire in the belly

Posted by R. Berg on March 14, 2003

In Reply to: Fire in the belly posted by Dave M. on March 14, 2003

: Working on a lyrical annotation project and this phrase comes up... I'm guessing it stems either from the days of coal-driven boats/locomotives, or from a firewater/alcohol reference, but I haven't found any substantiation either way. Any help?

: --Dave

It was the title of a book on men by Sam Keen; it referred, I think, to driving passions, "gut feelings." The link below goes to more info

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