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The Czech is in the mail

Posted by R. Berg on January 05, 2001

In Reply to: The Czech is in the mail posted by Wendy K. on January 05, 2001

: What is the meaning and origin of this phrase?

It's a pun on (or a misunderstanding of) "The check is in the mail," something that people say on the phone to pacify someone to whom a payment is overdue--perhaps more often in comedies than in real life.