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by ester23
Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: one-night stand
Replies: 4
Views: 2450

Re: 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...
by ester23
Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Word Origins and Meanings
Topic: one-night stand
Replies: 4
Views: 2450

Re: 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 ...