Posted by Gary Martin on October 05, 2007
In Reply to: Drives me puce posted by Catherine on October 05, 2007
: I am contributing two I think you may not have.
: My English grandmother who was raised in Mold Wales would say of my bad behaviour "That child drives me puce!" Puce is the colour of a healing bruise so I guess she meant she was really fed up with me!
: Also my mother would say, "Now there's mutton trying to look like lamb" when an older woman was dressed like a younger woman would dress.
Mutton dressed as lamb, we've had before and is a commonplace English expression.