Date: Thu, 9 Nov 1995 23:18:14 -0500

From: Elaine Green elaineg[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ATLAS.UGA.EDU

Subject: "in like flynn"

Does anyone know what "in like flynn" actually means, and/or

where it originated? Here in Athens, we have a local band named In Like

Flynn. So when some guy in a bar told me "You're in like flynn," I

thought it was just a unique version of "Hey baby, what's your sign?".

At the time I didn't really know what he meant; I just figured that maybe

he was suggesting I looked like someone who listened to that band. But

then the other night my Mother used the phrase in our phone

conversation, and I know she doesn't listen to that band!

Elaine Green

Linguistic Atlas Project

The University of Georgia