Robert Brindley

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Meaning Of Sayings (7)

"Not A Sausage"

Used as a way of describing either something as free of charge, or as someone being penniless, the saying comes from Cockney Rhyming Slang.
Between the 17th & 18th centuries, sausages & mashed potatoes were the staple diet of the everyday Londoner, to be without 'sausages & mash' was to be without 'cash'


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