Wouldn't be dead for quids

Posted by Lotg on February 01, 2004

My dad used to say this a lot. No doubt inherited from our English heritage.

We were sitting on our verandah, under a clear blue sky, on a beautiful warm day with a cool breeze, looking across the Mountains, eating prawns, wondering what the 'rich people' were doing, when I said - I wouldn't be dead for quids. My 10 year-old step daughter, of course, didn't know what a 'quid' was, cos we have dollars now.

But does anyone know who first coined the phrase and when?