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Helen Back

Posted by SR on March 28, 2005

In Reply to: Origin of phrase posted by Mary on March 28, 2005

: What is origin "to hell and back"? Does it relate to Jesus desending into hell before rising on the third day?

I'm not sure of the origin, but I remember years ago that the journey was personified as Helen Back. If you want to borrow money, go to Helen Back. SR

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