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Posted By: Rowan
08-Apr-08 - 12:27 AM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Skin the Cat' and other family sayings
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Skin the Cat' and other family sayin
"Dropping a clanger" was a polite way of saying that someone had made a serious mistake. It had a simialr meaning as "He may as well have farted in church." "Popular as a pork chop in Jerusalem" was another description of opprobium in my family, although these days I often hear "Popular as a pork chop in a mosque."

Cheers, Rowan