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Origins of the phrase "like nobodies business"

Posted by Badger on December 04, 2003

Mornin' All,

Just wondering about the origins of this phrase... as far as I can remember its a phrase that avoids you swearing, like "Bloomin' heck" as apposed to "Bleeding Hell", usually said with a pause... i.e.

"Like.... nobodies business"

Searched all over Google and Turbo10 but can't find anything.

Any help appreciated.