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by rickiiiie
Sat Aug 13, 2005 1:36 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: one-night stand
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one-night stand

Hello there: Do you guys have any ideas about the origin of the phrase"one-night stand"? I check it in quite a few dictionaries. Merrian Webster gives me some insight: stand n[c]: an act of stopping or staying in one place. But why not use one-night "stay"(or "stop") instead? Who made this phrase an...