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"hang them out to dry"

Posted by ESC on June 13, 2001

In Reply to: "Hang them out to dry" posted by R. Berg on June 13, 2001

: : : anyone know the origion of "hang them out to dry"

: : Hanging clothes outside on a clothes line in the days before electric dryers.

: I'm having a hard time with the idea that there's anybody over age three who's never seen a clothesline.

That's true. But clothes lines may make a comeback. There was discussion about clothes lines in connection with the California energy crisis. Some communities now ban clothes lines because they spoil the "look."