NAUTICAL SAYINGS MONEY FOR OLD ROPE
Friday April 17th, 2009
MONEY FOR OLD ROPE
At last one of the few sayings with its basis in nautical history that is a quite literal translation. The phrase used to describe financial gain for doing very little, actually derives from a fact that. In old times, if a sailor landed in port short of cash he would sell lengths of old rope that would otherwise have been discarded.