Whole 9 Yards: Idioms, Etymology, & Origins

Whole 9 Yards: Idioms, Etymology, & Sayings, pt. 2

August 18, 2023 Big Science Pods Season 4 Episode 181
Whole 9 Yards: Idioms, Etymology, & Origins
Whole 9 Yards: Idioms, Etymology, & Sayings, pt. 2
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Episode 181: Jay & Ray say some things - again. Encore

  • bob's your uncle
  • by & large 
  • heavens to betsy 
  • call a spade a spade

Link to W.E.B. Dubois's powerful essay 'Returning Soldiers' written to the African-American soldiers returning from WWI.

Snagglepuss (not Marvin Martian)

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some of the W9Y sources include phrase finder uk, word wizard forums, etymology online, the OED, American Dictionary of Idioms, Wiki, newspapers.com, stackexchange, worldwidewords.

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