Phrase of the day 5/4

jim_1 (Zone 9A)

Lick and a promise

This was common in England at least two centuries ago. It refers to a cat who gives its dirty face a fast lick, with the promise to complete the job later. So giving something a lick and a promise is giving it a “once over lightly.”

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Annie Deighnaugh

Neat...never knew the origins on that one. Cats. Who knew?

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