Sunday, November 14, 2010

"Laying it on with a trowel"

Quiz : who originated the expression to lay something on with a trowel? Was it 
A - Shakespeare
B - Dickens
C - Orwell?
Answer : Shakespeare. 

In Act 1 scene ii of As You Like It, Celia says “Well said: that was laid on with a trowel.”  But did Shakespeare invent it?  I suppose it may already have been an expression in common use.

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