Idiomatic for the People II, Part II


Dr Samuel Johnson's (1709-1784) dictionary, which was first published in 1755, on display in London, circa 1990. Photo by RDImages / Epics / Getty Images

Language is beautiful and, in many cases, continually evolving. As a result, we end up with hundreds of strange idioms and figures of speech that we use on a daily basis, with little to no understanding of what they originally meant. Join the guys with special guests Frank Mulherin and Rowan Newbie, the creator of the Pitches podcast, as they explore the bizarre origins of your favorite turns of phrase.