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#1 14 years ago

:confused: any random sayings or events that you dont understand? post your question here and we will try and answer it example: what does the saying "freeze the balls off a brass monkey" mean? thanks


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#2 14 years ago

IIRC the term is a old maritime term. The balls on the ships steering wheel on old wooden ships were made of brass and if it was cold enough the wood would shrink allowing the brass balls to fall off.