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"hang them out to dry"

Posted by R. Berg on June 13, 2001

In Reply to: "Hang them out to dry" posted by ESC 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."

No doubt those communities would ban my clothes for the same reason.