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Join the circus

Posted by David FG on September 27, 2009 at 16:43

In Reply to: Join the circus posted by Patty on September 27, 2009 at 14:05:

: Does anyone know the origin of the phrase "run off and join the circus"?

I imagine that it originated just as it sounds: that someone tired of the tedium of the 9 - 5, Monday - Friday office, shop or factory style life, might decide that leaving it all behind for the supposed glamour of the travelling circus would be a good alternative.