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147 "Get the lead out" (Phrase origins - alt.usage.english)




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This article is from the alt.usage.english FAQ, by Mark Israel misrael@scripps.edu with numerous contributions by others.

147 "Get the lead out" (Phrase origins - alt.usage.english)


is short for "Get the lead out of your ass/britches/butt/feet/
pants", which is long for "Move!" These expressions originated in
the U.S. circa 1930.

 

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