- 1911, phrase originally in reference to the promises of religion taken from a song written by Joe Hill, "The Preacher and the Slave", a parody of the Salvation Army hymn "In the Sweet By and By". Hill was associated with the Industrial Workers of the World (commonly known as the Wobblies), who organized migrant laborers. When the workers returned to the cities, they faced the Salvation Army. (Wiktionary)
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Things that sound edible but are not (usually). See Liberty's To Eat, or Not to Eat? for more diet food.
hollyhocks, mean green, bum chums, hokey pokey, humpty dumpty, makin bacon, hanky panky, up to ya nuts in ..., stuffin the muffin, ants in my pants, blast from the past, junk in yo trunk and 34 more...
hack someone off, scrape the bottom..., haul over the coals, rake over the coals, have a thin time, down one's alley, up one's alley, shoot the bull, bite the bullet, up the creek, cudgel one' brains, plain as a pikestaff and 156 more...
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