|OliveGelo||Дата: Воскресенье, 06.12.2015, 15:29 | Сообщение # 1|
|heap coals of fire (on someone's head) excited, high-spirited behaviour the phrase, of scottish origin, goes back to around the turn of the 20th century and refers to pranks and frolics indulged in at drinking parties. It comes from a game of the same name. This game was one of forfeits and involved the throwing of dice to see whom amongst the assembled company should drink a large bowl of liquor and who should then pay for it.|
And here's another experience!
Fly-by-night from alexander pope's essay on criticism (1711), line 625.