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Phrase Help

Posted by Sean Campbell on April 29, 2000

In Reply to: Phrase Help posted by Dale on April 27, 2000

: Is anyone familiar with an Irish/English phrase, "eight walls within and eight walls without"?

Implies an octagonal structure devoid of any internal complexity. Probably a obscure reference to a self important pillar of local life who is empty headed or stupid: just the sort of verbal dexterity practised by Kerry men.