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As thick as thieves

Posted by Anna Pease on August 06, 2008 at 08:00

Where does the phrase "Thick as thieves come from"?

PS. I am keeping the word "Pease" alive - its my last name!

"The pudding is itself now becoming less common as it has been largely superseded by 'mushy peas', which is essentially the same thing. Once that process is complete, 'pease' will be gone from the everyday language - a pity."