Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 19:36:31 -0500 From: Daniel S Goodman Subject: ?Hung with a new rope (fwd) ---------- Forwarded message ---------- Date: Mon, 10 Jul 1995 13:29 -0600 (CST) From: Sworsky Felicia To: stumpers-list[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]CRF.CUIS.EDU Subject: ?Hung with a new rope Local idiom presents almost as many frustrations as quotations, in my opinion, and this expression has me and my colleague at wit's end: You'd complain if you were hung with a new rope. We have checked innumerable dictionaries of slang and of regional English without a hint of origin and / or meaning. Anyone out there recognize this? All help is welcomed, as usual, and thanks a bushel and a peck (bananas, grapes, whatever . . .) in advance! Felicia ````````````````````````````````````````````````` Felicia G. Sworsky, Alliance Library System (IL) Reference Services felicia[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] voice: 309-438-2771, or within Illinois: 800-409-2771 Fax: 309-438-3476, or within Illinois: 800-731-3036