A new leaf?

Posted by Lexi on November 16, 2004

In Reply to: A new leaf? posted by SR on November 16, 2004

: : : : : Where did this originate? What is it's meaning? Thankyou so much! (waclice@aol.com)--I think it means a situation or an attraction to someone)

: : : : I've heard it used a lot in a somewhat facetious way, as though referring sarcastically to a somewhat Pollyannish saying about events or conditions more important than the lowly concerns of you or me or both of us together. Sorry I can't get closer than that. Do you have some context or source? SS

: : : I think it originated as a cliché about passion, said by one member of a couple to the other in melodramatic novels and movies.

: : When Adam first saw Eve.....he started to get an erection. He said "stand back, Eve. I don't know how big this thing gets".
: : That's the official origin of the term.

: And so it follows that Adam turned over a new leaf that day?

That may have been the start of the design for convertibles. Or was that an apple that Eve tasted in that story?