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fifteen to the dozen
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Massimo Ortolano
2010-07-10 15:07:50 UTC
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"My heart was racing fifteen to the dozen"
"He talked fifteen to the dozen"

I understand that "fifteen to the dozen" in the above means "very fast",
but what's the origin of this expression?

Thank you!
Tony The Ice Man
2010-07-10 15:37:17 UTC
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Post by Massimo Ortolano
"My heart was racing fifteen to the dozen"
"He talked fifteen to the dozen"
I understand that "fifteen to the dozen" in the above means "very
fast", but what's the origin of this expression?
I don't know. I'd ask my grandpa if he were still alive. But then, he
only spoke dialect.

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