Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sure as God Made Little Apples

(as) sure as God made little (green) apples

Sure as God made little apples ---
神様が小さいりんごを作ったように確実に、
は「確実に、絶対に」を
強調した滑稽な言い回し。
 ・As sure as God made little green apples,
 if we plan a picnic it will rain.
 絶対、ピクニックを計画すると、雨が降る。

as sure as God made little apples
[1875, in M. Clarke’s His Natural Life, the phrase appeared which meant “absolutely sure” as a humorously emphasizing colloquialism. There are some variations.]

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