Red Herrings and White Elephants: Albert Jack
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There is apparently no evidence that false trails were laid using red herrings to distract the hounds. It was not uncommon for some men to fall out of favour with the foreman, perhaps for trying to take too many, and to have this privilege removed. According to the OED however, red herrings were used to lay trails for hounds to follow, which enable the hunters to exercise their horses by following the hounds.
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Reviewed'Albert Jack has all the answers' - Daily ExpressI never questioned the origin of While Elephants, Red Herrings, or any of the other many ideomatic phrases that we use everyday, but a friend of mine bought me this book and I was blown away! If something is Too Dicey it is considered to be risky or dubious and should be treated with great caution.Aided by the alliteration in b (bold – brass), the phrase (as) bold as brass arose from a long-established figurative use of the noun brass, sometimes in association with the adjective bold.
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