Common Phrases with a Nautical Origin
English is full of nautical slang.
Many phrases and sayings that we use every day in the 21st Century have a nautical origin from the seafaring days of old. You might already be using many of these in your everyday conversations and not know the true meaning behind them.
Many nautical terms come from the British Royal Navy, where words and phrases were created to describe equipment or procedures onboard ships.
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