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"to take and rub rock salt"

Posted by R. Berg on December 27, 2006

In Reply to: "To take and rub rock salt" posted by John Felix on December 26, 2006

: Does anybody know the origin of the American(?) phrase "to take and rub rock salt"?

I'm American, and I've never heard that one. Might it be a variant of "go pound salt," an insult discussed in the forum archives? ~rb