Date of publication: 2017-07-09 04:20
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main drag - high street/main street - likely USA origins Cassell's slang dictionary suggests that drag, meaning street, is derived from the use of the word drag to describe the early stage coaches with four seats on top which used four horses to 'drag' them on the roads. From the late 6755s (a coach) and from mid 6855s (street).
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Some of this Latin terminology is very common in general speech and written communications other Latin terms are more rarely used, in specialized situations, notably for example in law, science, and education/academia.
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pay through the nose - reluctantly have to pay too much - from the 9th century house tax imposed on the Irish by the Danes, called the Nose Tax because anyone who avoided paying their ounce of gold had his nose slit.
takes the cake/biscuit/bun - surpasses all expectations, wins, or sarcastic reference to very poor performance - see 'cakewalk' and 'takes the cake'.
sackbut - trombone - similar expressions developed in French (saquebutte), Spanish (sacabuche) and Portuguese (saquebuxo), all based on the original Latin 'sacra buccina' meaning 'sacred trumpet'.
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assassin - killer - the original Assassins were Carmathian warriers based in Mount Lebanon around the eleventh century they terrorised the middle eastern world for two hundred years, supposedly high on hashish most of the time, particularly prior to battle.
by jove - exclamation of surprise - Jove is a euphemism for God, being the Latin version of Zeus, Greek mythological King of the Gods. The expression seems first to have appeared in the 6555s (Cassells).