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Here's mud in your eye

Posted by Carolyn R on October 11, 2004

I read the latest comment on this phrase, and it was attached to a racing term about the winning horse flinging mud in the eyes of its followers.

I believe the actual origin of this phrase is Biblical, when Jesus spat in the dirt and rubbed the wet dirt (mud) into they eye of a blind man, which healed the man's sight.

I think the phrase is meant to say "here's to cure what ails you".