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  1. serendip
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    the Toledoes

    I would like to know where the phrase "beat the Toledoes" (be very heavy) comes from. Who were they?
    thanks for your help.

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    Re: the Toledoes

    Quote Originally Posted by serendip
    I would like to know where the phrase "beat the Toledoes" (be very heavy) comes from. Who were they?
    thanks for your help.
    I don't think it's a phrase. I have never heard that one before.
    Toledo might mean different things depending on where you found your sentence:

    "
    Toledo (city, Spain), Toledo (sword or steel sword blade), University of Toledo (university, Ohio), Toledo, Esteban (golfer), Toledo (WA), Toledo (OR), Toledo (IL) More..."

  3. serendip
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    well, it must be some sort of phrase because I have already encountered it at least three times: twice on the internet "Have you tried every diet and still made no dent in your fat thighs or tummy? Do you work out six days a week but still continue to tip the Toledoes? " and "I would rather have to add weight to a car than come in tipping the Toledoes bang on. At least you can put the weight where you want it most. "
    and last time in a book "Tiny, like most men burdened with that nickname, was 6'5" standing in a hollow, and punished the Toledoes at 269. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by serendip
    well, it must be some sort of phrase because I have already encountered it at least three times: twice on the internet "Have you tried every diet and still made no dent in your fat thighs or tummy? Do you work out six days a week but still continue to tip the Toledoes? " and "I would rather have to add weight to a car than come in tipping the Toledoes bang on. At least you can put the weight where you want it most. "
    and last time in a book "Tiny, like most men burdened with that nickname, was 6'5" standing in a hollow, and punished the Toledoes at 269. "

    Well, every bit helps, Serendip. Without the context, it's merely impossible to figure out what you have in mind, especially when Toledo is a manufacturer brand name for scales.

    but still continue to tip the Toledoes? ...she is working out six times a week trying to fight the battle of the bulge and .... nothing doing.

    If she continues to tip the Toledos she is too heavy for the scale.

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    makes sense. I didn't know Toledo was a brand name for scales. Thanks a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by serendip
    makes sense. I didn't know Toledo was a brand name for scales. Thanks a lot!
    you're welcome!

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