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A burr under your saddle

Posted by ESC on June 04, 2010 at 15:57

In Reply to: A burr under your saddle posted by Ken on June 03, 2010 at 15:18:

: Where did the expression "a burr under your saddle" come from?

I don't know who said it first. But it is literal -- a horse with a burr under its saddle will buck and kick. Generally act up.