I'm tinkering with a column idea about the origins or everyday phrases that we use and I need your help!
I'm going to give you a list of common phrases below and you have ANY thoughts or educated guesses on how they might have gotten started (and no cheating!), feel free to let me know. Answer on any or all of them.
Also, if you do/don't want me to use your name in a potential column, let me know that as well...
Thanks! Can't wait to hear your answers (feel free to comment below are send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org).
- STEAL SOMEONE'S THUNDER
- CAUGHT RED-HANDED
- HAVE A SCREW LOOSE
- I'VE GOT A FROG IN MY THROAT
- MEET A DEADLINE
- SECOND STRING
- PULL SOMEONE'S LEG
- RAINING CATS AND DOGS