phrases, sayings, idioms and expressions at

Used in anger

Posted by Randall B. Smith on August 28, 2007

What is the origin of the phrase "to use in anger," meaning "to use in earnest?" I've looked all over the web, and though I can find many instances of this phrase's being used for this meaning, I can't find anything about it's origin!

© 1997 – 2024 All rights reserved.