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Getting to the Bottom of Things

I suppose the origin of the phrase we’ll be looking at today (but not the one in the title!) is fairly obvious, but I don’t think it had really occurred to me till I came across it being used in … Continue reading

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Origins of Words & Phrases

For today’s offering we are once again transported back to the halcyon days of sail, and we are looking at a saying which means to solve a puzzle, to get to the bottom of something. In ye olde days, many … Continue reading

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