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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 bulletin_board 8 messages 139.html:
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?)

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