phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Browse phrases beginning with:
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T UV W XYZ Full List

To be taken for a mug

Posted by David FG on February 03, 2005

In Reply to: To be taken for a mug posted by Steve on February 03, 2005

: Hello,.. I appreciate your telling me the meaning and the origin of the above phrase. Thank you.

I think it means to be treated or thought of as stupid.

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable suggests that it might come from the Romany for 'fool' or 'simpleton'.