We all use these expressions, idioms, and slang phrases every day that makes total sense to everyone yet hardly anyone knows where these sayings came from! Don’t you wanna know where the phrase “ close but no cigar ” came from? Why do we say we’re “ under the weather ” when we’re sick? Or how about the common saying to “ pull someone’s leg ?”
If you’re at all curious as to where these came from and why we’re saying them, then this list is for you. Enjoy being the smart one at your next dinner party! Well, you’re probably already smart if you’re reading this.