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Off Without A Hitch

 

 
 
GO OFF WITHOUT A HITCH
 
Meaning: to happen successfully without any problems
 
Origin: One of the definitions of hitch actually means a temporary difficulty. This phase is known as an idiom. The earliest publication I could find of it is from Daily Southern Cross, Volume XXII, Issue 2832, 23 August 1866. This saying gains widespread popularity from this point on.
 
I was surprised to find that there are no references to beast of burden running off with parts of their hitches still attached to them or to flint lock rifles mis-firing.
 
It is usually used to refer to weddings that go smoothly.
 
 
Sources: Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary, Cambridge University Press
 
 
Farm Sayings Friday is weekly feature of Yield Starts Here. You might think your grandparents made it up, but that old saying likely goes back many years. In this feature we will figure out who said it first and what it really means! Do you have a well used saying in your family, send to us and we'll feature it in a future blog.
 
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