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Where in the Sam Hill did we get that saying?

A friend recently said, “Well, let’s go up to the peanut gallery... where’d that expression come from?” How come we use these figurative expressions instead of saying the thing directly? How come these figures of speech, which begin life as local or occupational expressions, end up here and there, across centuries and oceans?

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