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Nothing flat

Posted by Henry on May 20, 2003

In Reply to: Nothing flat posted by S. Ryan on May 20, 2003

: I told my son that we would be there in "nothing flat."
: He asked when and where "nothing flat" originated?
: Any ideas?

Perhaps it comes from the meaning in Webster;
Flat; 7. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright.

Flat burglary as ever was committed. --Shak.
A great tobacco taker too, -- that's flat. --Marston.

If two minutes flat is just two minutes, then nothing flat would be no time or distance at all.