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    Default Re: Quick and dirty

    1. I have never heard the version with the cat before.

    2. meaning you'll do the real cleaning later."

    I agree with both points. As I learned the phrase from my mother, a "lick and a promise" is a quick procedure that you hope will improve the immediate appearance of something. The implied promise that you will do the real cleaning later may be broken.

    Cats don't necessarily have anything to do with it.
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    Default Re: Quick and dirty

    Quote Originally Posted by Freeguy View Post
    No. You are under misapprehension. I didn't want to offend anyone. On the contrary, all of your efforts are highly appreciated. But I made up a question. Someone said it's an adverb phrase. Someones repeated what I mentioned. Yet, I didn't get my answer.
    The answer was 'You'll never find out anything worth finding out until you learn to ask meaningful questions'.

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