Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 08:25:00 EDT
From: "James_C.Stalker" STALKER[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSU.EDU
Subject: Re: offending idioms
Robert Chapman, New Dictionary of American Slang gives this etymology for
"bang for the buck": fr a frivolous way of referring to the national defense
budget and the destructive power it produces. (p. 16). He does not provide
evidencefor his etymology, but the contextsin which it seems to occur most
frequently would support him.