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Where British Phrases Came From

Thursday, Apr 24, 2014, 10:22 am

#25 Not Fit To Hold A Candle

This phrase comes from an insult that was used to describe a poor craftsman that really did not know what they were doing. It comes from the fact that they used uneducated people to hold the candle while they worked and if you were unable to do even this, then you were not much use as a person.

Not Fit To Hold A Candle-Where British Phrases Came From

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