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Posted by GPP on August 17, 2003

In Reply to: Today's Phrases posted by kathaab afandi on August 17, 2003

: keeps the show from getting on the road

LET'S GET THE SHOW ON THE ROAD -- "Let's get moving, swing into action. Here is a cliché of American origin that smacks of the circus and the traveling theater group. It dates from around 1910 but seems to have come into overwork during the 1960s." From "The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985).

: 5.hang out all day, getting high
(What, no discussion here ever, of either of these?? Well, where DID they come from?)