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This saying comes from this nautical fact:
In the Royal Navy the punishment prescribed for most serious crimes was flogging. This was administered by the Bosun's Mate using a whip called a cat o' nine tails. The "cat" was kept in a leather bag or baize bag. It was considered bad news indeed if the Bosun’s Mate was seen reaching for the bag.

WHAT IS THE SAYING?
"LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG"
You're both ALMOST right!

profish00 said:
Tell that cat I didnt let him out of his bag!!!!
WVAMEDIC said: Don't let the cat outta the bag...
and since it's so close


your winnings are:
Take one another out to dinner!

Nautical Quiz #4 is next!
 
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