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    iron hooks

    Have you heard of the idiom
    "like they were dragging iron hooks"

    What does it mean?

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    Re: iron hooks

    Hello unreg,

    No, I haven't heard that one; and "dragging iron hooks" doesn't seem to google, so it must be quite uncommon.

    I would guess that it's a nautical simile: a ship that dragged "iron hooks" behind it would move extremely slowly, if at all.

    Another member may have a better idea, though!

    All the best,


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