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Suit me down to the ground

Posted by TheFallen on June 16, 2003

In Reply to: Suit me down to the ground posted by Sharon on June 16, 2003

: Can anyone tell me where this saying comes from and what it meant?? It really is bugging me now I have thought about it.

I have absolutely no evidence for this, but have always thought (without really thinking about it) that it involves a play on the word "suit" as in tailoring - so if a suit fits one very well, then it fits "from top to toe" and so by default "down to the ground". It's just a guess.