What is the origin of "making it sing," as in to cause something to be at its best, be it an instrument, weapon, machine, or anything else? [more inside]
What is the origin of the phrase "getting the hang" of something? What did it mean, originally, to "get the hang" of something?
What is the origin of the phrase "by the balls" as in: "He's really got you by the balls."? [more inside]
MajorDomesticDebateFilter : What is up? She says jig. I say gig. Google is undecided. [more inside]
LanguageFilter: Any Arabic speakers here? I'm trying to decipher an Arabic phrase: "Baashake ya halo." I might have spelled it wrong, but I know it's not a common Arabic phrase so much as it is slang. Any ideas?