Robert Brindley

Sunday, July 22, 2007

The Meaning of Sayings (6)

Have you ever wondered where the saying "Dressed to kill" originated?
We tend to use it to describe someone we think is smart, fashionable & set to make a romantic conquest!!
Apparently, the phrase seems to have come from an army recruit, being interviewed in November 1881 by a journalist of an American newspaper, the Cambridge Tribune.
When asked how he felt in his shiny new uniform. Unimpressed by the splendour or the question he replied, "I'm dressed to kill"

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