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Two in a hill

Posted by ESC on September 05, 2007

In Reply to: Two in a hill posted by Max Benson on September 05, 2007

: My father, now deceased, often used this phrase in respone to someone asking him how he was. He'd reply, "Oh, about two in a hill."

: I never got around to asking him what it meant, and I don't recall anyone else ever using it. However, I always 'assumed' it had to do with planting a field - probably with corn or beans - by hand. That is, the person would walk the plowed rows in the field dropping seeds in the hills that had been formed as you go. I supposed the better one felt the more seeds he/she could usually drop into a single hill.

: Has anyone else on this forum ever heard that expression or have any alternative ideas as to its meaning?

Not worth a hill of beans?

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