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Where Does the Saying ‘Take a Raincheck’ Come From?
When you say, “I’ll take a raincheck,” you’re telling someone that you can’t accept his or her offer or invitation now, but you’d be happy to accept it down the road. The phrase can also be used sarcastically, by letting someone know you’d prefer to delay so…
What’s the Story Behind the Phrase ‘Peeping Tom?’
A peeping Tom is a person who secretly watches someone else, so how is it possible the expression has its roots in taxation?