Date: Tue, 18 Oct 1994 08:25:00 EDT From: "James_C.Stalker" Subject: Re: offending idioms Robert Chapman, 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.