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OP I recently came across the phrase Soup to Nuts.I have been using a similar phrase which I have coined myself and rather like it - from womb to tomb. Has this phrase already been in use?
Last edited by BVHK; 07/06/07 04:22 AM.
I first heard "womb to tomb" in the movie version of West Side Story, so it's been around a while...
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A related phrase, used often enough, is Cradle to Grave.
I had a professor once tell the class on the first day of the semester, "Inp revious years I would the students that this class would cover a person's entire life span, from the womb to the tomb. But these days we're going even further than that, and we're going to cover it from the erection to the resurrection."
It doesn't look like your coinage alone. It's all over google.
But you're still wecome to keep coming and keep coining.
Originally Posted By: ZedBut you're still wecome to keep coming and keep coining.
Indeed. Welcome, BVHK!
I've never heard it before BVHK, though I have heard from cradle to grave. To my ear, it sounds like something that would be used in light, informal conversations rather than cradle to grave which sounds very serious.
One of my favourite Chrissie Hyndes songs Hymn to her
MANY years ago in Northern Virginia there were two brothers, surnamed Murphy IIRC; one was an obstetrician and the other was an undertaker. They used to joke that they wished doctors could advertise (a prohibition then very widespread, believe it or not) so they could advertise, "From the womb to the tomb with the Murphy brothers."
The funeral home is still there:
MURPHY FUNERAL HOMES
4510 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203
As to "many years ago" that was at least 40 years BP
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