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Holten: Where did we get all these sayings?

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Have you ever thought about where sayings come from? Phrases like “Can you dig it,” “blood is thicker than water,” “caught red-handed,” “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater,” and “kick the bucket.”


We use them every day and we know what they are supposed to mean. But if we knew the origins of some of these sayings, we might be a little bit hesitant to use them.

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