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    Question idioms

    Hi guys

    would you explain what the idiom "in rude health"mean? Where does it come from?


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    Re: idioms

    Quote Originally Posted by Sobra
    Hi guys
    would you explain what the idiom "in rude health"mean? Where does it come from?
    I am looking forward to your answers!


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    Re: idioms

    in rude health (old-fashioned, BrE) looking or feeling very healthy

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    Re: idioms

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=17376

    PS It may well take more than 4 minutes for an answer on a forum.


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    Don't try this one in the US, unless you want to get some strange looks.

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    Re: idioms

    Thanks for letting me know- I'll update the entry in our database to say it's a British idiom.


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    Do you think it's the same as "ruddy"? We'd use that as in a "ruddy complexion" which might have the same implications....

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    Re: idioms

    It is very old and refers to rude people, workers, as opposed to the aristocrats and lords, who debauched themselves into early graves, so it is associated with 'ruddy'.

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