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Thread #110040   Message #2309494
Posted By: Rowan
07-Apr-08 - 06:03 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Skin the Cat' and other family sayings
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Skin the Cat' and other family sayin
In our gang it was "as thick as a bible"

And around my family it was "as thick as two short planks"; I could never work out why it was the short planks might be thick. And I do remember friends having to live "on the smell of an oily rag".

Cheers, Rowan