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Help with a saying, please......

Posted by Rube on April 07, 2004

In Reply to: Help with a saying, please...... posted by Shygirl on April 05, 2004

: Does anyone know where the phrase "strapping young man" comes from and the meaning of the phrase?

: Thanks in advance

My own theory is that it is a fellow big and strong enough to be strapped into harness to pull a plow. This would fit with a 17th cent. origin