phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Home | Search the website Search | Discussion Forum Home|

Not a sausage

Posted by Bruce Kahl on May 22, 2004

In Reply to: Not a sausage posted by Marian on May 22, 2004

: Does anyone know anything about the origin of this phrase (meaning "nothing/zero/nil")?

Derived from the Cockney rhyming slang sausage and mash, meaning cash, thus originally 'not having a sausage' indicated having no money.