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Here's Mud in Your Eye

Posted by James Briggs on October 20, 2000

In Reply to: Here's Mud in Your Eye posted by Tom Weber on October 19, 2000

: Can anyone help with the origin of this phrase? I think it may have something to do with wine, wine making, or the dregs that are created when making wine.

Here's mud in your eye is used as a toast (why do we use that word in the context of a drink? The speaker is really congratulating himself, for the saying comes from the world of horse racing where the winning horse will kick mud into the eyes of those following.