The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117653 Message #2575395
Posted By: MartinRyan
25-Feb-09 - 06:10 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: This Story I Tell You Is True (Reidy)
Subject: RE: req/ADD: This Story I Tell You Is True
Dolan's Dictionary of Hiberno-English speculates that the "made a hames of it" phrase comes from the fact that it's all too easy to set up a hames arse-over-tit!