"Like a Duck on a Junebug"

Posted by ESC on December 31, 2003

In Reply to: "Like a Duck on a Junebug" posted by Ward Fredericks on December 31, 2003

: The discussion of white on rice, below, reminded me of an expression used whenever someone is absolutely on and after something or someone. To say he went after her like a duck on a junebug, tells a story in the midwest part of the US. If you've ever seen a duck go after a delectable and substantial junebug as a meal, you get the picture.

The way I've heard the expression (in W.Va.) -- like a chicken on a junebug.