Word of the Week: Ducks & Drakes

Ducks & Drakes is defined as:

To make ducks and drakes: a school-boy’s amusement, practised with pieces of tile, oyster-shells, or flattish stones, which being skimmed along the surface of a pond, or still river, rebound many times. To make ducks and drakes of one’s money; to throw it idly away.
-1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue by Francis Grose

“What is with the phrases Eliza Leigh?  Do we need to change it to Phrase of the Week?”

Don’t be ridiculous, it came from a dictionary.

“…?”

Oh, just go back to bed while I bid on eBay and make ducks & drakes with your debit card.

“WHAT?!”

Yeah, I know how badly you wanted that set of three Totoro dolls!

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