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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Fly, me pretties, fly!


Joan Crawford in Strait Jacket from 1964
The solution to today's Jumble (which only appears in the dead-tree edition of newspapers) is:

FLEW OFF THE HANDLE

It's a very common phrase, but where did it come from? Google provides an answer:
This is an American phrase and it alludes to the uncontrolled way a loose axe-head flies off from its handle.
Seems like I should have known that, and maybe I did, once upon a time.

 

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