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From the description given here, it seems that there exists or did an analogous expression in the United States, "Layovers to catch meddlers," the first word often being corrupted to "larovers," "layos," and "larroes," the last variant forming the title of a story by Manly Wade Wellman. Choess talk15 June UTC [ ].

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We have no evidence of the phrase "blue devils" beforehowever, and therefore cannot endorse that explanation without reservation.

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Does it have anything to do with the music? I can't find it in dictionaries I've checked. Cookie banner We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targetedanalyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. address required.

Larovers to catch meddlers

In plainer language, it means "none of your business. Thus, the phrase warns of the dangers of being overly curious. Answer: "New York minute" has not yet become established firmly enough in the language to warrant entry in a Merriam-Webster dictionary, but our evidence for it is growing steadily, especially since the early s. A less severe interpretation suggests that "layovers" are simply things "laid over" or "covered up" to protect them from meddlers.

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Filed under:. The Latest. At least one commentator has said that "New York minute" was used by a Texas sheriff as far back as However, we have seen no evidence to support this claim. The musical style "the blues" is easier to track down.

The word "blues" was applied to the style of music as early asand there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that it is even older than that.

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Answer: The use of "blues" to mean "low spirits" is older than you might think. Hunter Schwarz. The word was applied to the music because of the mournful quality of the tunes, evocative of a melancholy mood. Her mother couldn't explain what it meant. Where did the expression "the blues" come from?

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By choosing I Acceptyou consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. When I mentioned the word to my youngest, she asked me what it meant. PorterContributor. Have you got a clue? That sense is traceable to the sense of "blues" described above. Answer: This strange expression, also seen as "lay over to catch meddlers," apparently was most familiar during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, although several sources date it back to the midth century.

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Print Subscriptions. Another suggestion is that a "layover" is an instrument of punishment, such as a whip. We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our site, show personalized content and targetedanalyze site traffic, and understand where our audiences come from. First Name.

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According to one, a "layover" is a pit covered with branches to trap animals, and a "meddler" is, of course, a person who interferes with someone else's business. Reddit Pocket Linkedin.

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Thanks for ing up! It is usually used to mean "an instant" or "a relatively brief period of time," and "in a New York minute" typically suggests quick, instantaneous or unhesitating action. The first evidence we have for it comes fromin a letter written by David Garrick, playwright and actor: "I am far from being quite well, tho not troubled with the Blews as I have been. Question: It's back-to-school after the holidays, and though I'm ecstatic, my kids have the blues. What do they hope to accomplish?

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Several derivations have been suggested for this old-fashioned phrase. By Dick Harmon. Unfortunately, none of these suggested derivations can be substantiated.

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Thus, the phrase suggests chastisement for the "meddler. In any case, the phrase is now extremely rare.

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Subsequently, the word "blue" was applied to a style of playing jazz and a type of musical scale used to play the blues. Question: Recently an elderly friend asked me if I ever heard the expression "layover for meddlers. Question: Exactly how long is a "New York minute"?

Please explain the meaning and origin of this popular phrase.

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