A well turned calf

Posted by Smokey Stover on October 18, 2005

In Reply to: A well turned calf posted by ESC on October 17, 2005

: : Can anyone tell where the phrase 'A well turned calf' comes from?

: I don't know who said it first. Well-turned = symmetrically shaped or rounded. Calf = the fleshy back part of the leg below the knee. (Merriam-Webster online)

I think it came from someone who forgot that the classic phrase is "a well-turned ankle." SS