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Colonial Expressions: Why Do We Say That? Episode 4: Don’t Fly Off The Handle

In this video short, Candiss explains the origin of the expression "Worth Your Salt." Today it "means you're competent and deserve what you're earning." Find out why your worth was measured in salt.

In this video short, Candiss explains the origin of the expression “Don’t Fly Off The Handle”. Today it means to “become very angry and lose control over your emotions” but in Colonial times it referred to a common household item. 

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