We use phrases and idioms in our conversations on a daily basis. Interesting and catchy, they add to a good conversation. While most of us know their meanings, what we don’t know is where they came from. 

Just as every language evolves with time, phrases and expression in the English language also derive their origin from history. Each one has an interesting story behind it, and what led to its widespread usage. 

Here are some everyday English phrases and how they came into being:

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