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Question - Please help!

Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 05, 2000

In Reply to: Question - Please help! posted by Nat on August 05, 2000

: I cannot find these phrases in your website - I wonder if you can tell me
: the meaning of these phrases.

: 1. Time and tide wait for no man
: 2. Just in time or born in the Vestry.

Just a guess on "born in the Vestry".

A vestry is a a room used for church meetings and classes and is aka as a sacristy which is a robing room for the clergy.
So maybe describing someone as being "born in the Vestry" is a way of saying that someone is innocent or not worldly--a country mouse!
Just a guess.