JBWPLGCSE asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Where did the saying (Couldn't work his way out of a wet paper bag)?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    the paper bag was invented about 1870, so the saying " he couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag " probably goes back that far

  • 1 decade ago

    the phrase is "Couldn't fight his way out of a wet paper bag" it implies that the individual is weak, as a paper bag is not very strong and gets weaker if wet.

  • 1 decade ago

    back in the ol days

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