Did you Let the Cat Out of the Bag?
December 21, 2023
Have you been guilty of letting the cat out of the bag? Or did you spill the beans? How many have turned a blind eye to something? Well-known phrases baffle some, especially the young who don’t hear them that often anymore. There are fascinating stories behind many ever day phrases.
We all know that turning a blind eye means pretending not to see something. Generally, we think of terms of wrongdoing when we turn a blind eye. But where did this phrase come from? Research finds it dates back to 1801.
Admiral Horatio Nelson sailed into battle as the commander of a British naval ship. Staring...