Famous Sayings: #53 — ‘The Luck of the Irish’

March 17, 2017

You must have the luck of the Irish.

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To be honest, when I started doing my research for this week’s Famous Sayings post, I had another saying prepared. However, I came across “luck of the Irish” and I decided to go with that.

I’m not sure when I first heard that term, but often, I think back to the Disney Movie titled “Luck of the Irish” starring Ryan Merriman. Can you believe that movie is 16 years old? Wow, how time flies by.

Anyway …

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Famous Sayings: #39 — ‘A Sight for Sore Eyes’

December 4, 2016

My, aren’t you a sight for sore eyes!

 

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Well, this might be the simple search I had to do for this feature.

When looking up the origins for this phrase, I only needed to consult a total of four — nay, five — sources. Three of the sources I visited added some context to the history of the idiom “sight for sore eyes.” The other source went over the meaning of the phrase, and I found an online scan of a source for more context.

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