IdiomSite - find out why you say what you say
|This website has a good sized collection of
modern english sayings or "idioms" that you hear quite often. Where did
they come from? What do they really mean? You'll just have to go there to
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Quote from the website - Find out why you say what you say. Example: Close but no cigar
If you come close to achieving success but reach a disappointment due to failure you are 'close but no cigar'. Many years ago slot machines gave out cigars as prizes. Also, early carnival games also gave out cigars as prizes.