Saturday, 25 January 2014

Sling your hook

‘Sling your hook’ is polite way of telling someone to go away. 

This term has a nautical origin.  ‘Hook’ was a name given to the ship’s anchor, and the ’sling’ was the cradle that housed the anchor.  Therefore, to ‘sling your hook’ meant to lift anchor, stow it and sail away.


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