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As Right As Rain

The Meaning and Origins of Popular Expressions

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        StatementOMara Books, Limited, Michael
        PublishersOMara Books, Limited, Michael
        LC Classifications2016
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        Paginationxvi, 140 p. :
        Number of Pages73
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" " Right as rain, Renny. I just HATE disagreeing with someone who agrees with me, but "never" is too strong here. Meaning The Godzone Dictionary: Of Favourite New Zealand Words and Phrases says: The expression right as something has been used in English since medieval times, using a string of comparatives, such as trivet or ninepence. " It was first recorded in 1894. Whatever its true origin, right as rain is a hopeful phrase. " The phrase "as right as ninepence" almost certainly has nothing to do do with coinage or money; it is most likely a corruption of the phrase "as right as ninepins" or "as nice as ninepins" - a reference to the game of nine pine bowling.

And from New Zealand's is the 28 January 1879, "The Sundowners Swag" : I thought when the Bank business was played out that Knickers would be dead broke, but no, he is still to the fore, and "right as rain," for I heard him the other day stave off a long-suffering creditor by telling him "that that confounded Afghan war was the cause of his remittance not coming by the last mail.

Q From Julane Marx, California: I have been deputized by a small group of your readers and admirers to ask you a question. As Right As Rain nine pins must be set out in a 3x3 grid square or lozenge, each pin equidistant from the next along each row and column, in order for the game to be fair and proper, or "right".

A farmer never wants rain when he has just tedded the hay and is waiting for the hay to dry. " "Right as rain, Renny. They formed in 1968, and were composed of lead Russell Thompkins, Jr. The English language is forever changing. Click the link for more information.

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I didn't like the illustration, either. There was six of us took the rattler at King's Cross by the first train in the morning, and we'd got three briefs and a old 'un with the date sucked off— right as rain we was! Click the link for more information. The use of the word right in the phrase is self-explanatory. If asked, off the cuff, to unravel the many unusual and vibrant phrases that adorn our language, most of us wouldn't have a cat in hell's chance - but we'd do our level best.

I fear that the book is made for British readers because there are too many references to British facts.