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"sit on one's kiester"

Posted by Aers on June 05, 2006

I searched the archive for "sit on one's kiester" and thought it
missed the point, according to what I had heard.

Traveling salesman's maxim: You can't get ahead sitting on your kiester.

Kiester being either a German or a Yiddish term for sample case. Naturally,
non-German non-Yiddish non-drummers (itinerant peddlers) mistook this to
mean sitting on one's butt.