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Lose one's marbles

Posted by Myer Green on August 20, 2009 at 22:51

In Reply to: Lose one's marbles posted by RRC on August 18, 2009 at 15:25:

I know the glass mosaics to which you are referring, but I was certainly not referring to them at all. In the Gilbert collection there are very beautiful and highly crafted inlaid marble tables, to which I was referring.

It was, in fact, the guide who referred to such tables as being the origin of the expression "He knew his marbles"