Here are my answers to Frank’s Fibbing Friday questions posted earlier.
- What exactly is a “rhetorical question?”
Something Clark Gable asked on the set of Gone with the Wind in 1939.
- What is meant by a “hair’s breadth”?
It’s a lucky charm similar to a rabbit’s foot.
- How long is a “New York minute”?
How long do you want it to be?
- What does it mean to “fly by the seat of your pants”?
It’s when the wind gusts up your trouser leg and you take off like a balloon.
- What does “by the skin of your teeth” mean?
It’s what happens when Granpa takes a bite out of an apple and his dentures fall out.
- What are “the dog days of summer”?
Ask the Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
- What does it mean to “go ’round Robin Hood’s barn“?
Laundry day for their Lincoln Greens.
- What does it mean when a project “gets the green light”?
Someone’s replaced the faulty bulb.
- What does it mean to “eighty-six” something?
It’s two short of a two fat persons in Bingo.
- What or where exactly is “file thirteen”?
It’s been devalued, as in my day, it was 19.