The phrase 'raining cats and dogs' comes from Old Norse mythology and is related to Odin, the storm god; A 'red herring' is a distraction from the main issue, and comes from old fox hunting traditions; The saying 'don't count your chickens before they hatch' was first found in Aesop's writings; The phrase 'gravy train' means to do little work for a lot of pay, and originated in the 1920s.
Terry O Brien is an academician by vocation and a passionate quiz enthusiast by avocation. His leit-motif is the igniting of quizzing instinct and an aptitude to develop the 3rs of learning Read. Record. Recall. He is a Trainers Trainer and a motivational speaker. He has written several books. His flair for writing and speaking come naturally to him.