Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 11:26:50 PDT
From: Duane Campbell dcamp[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EPIX.NET
Subject: Re: wing and a prayer
--- On Thu, 5 Sep 1996 11:02:27 -0400 "M. Lynne Murphy"
104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA wrote:
wing and a prayer" (or "prayer & wing", for that matter). does
anyone know anything about this idiom and its origins? a nice concise
definition would help me too, as i don't know how good my own
estimation is. how is: "to live with little more than hope to
WWII GI slang. It referred to returning in an airplane that had been badly
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