Last modified on 17 June 2013, at 19:35

between you, me, and the bedpost

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EtymologyEdit

Humorous emphatic form of between you and me, by anthropomorphizing an (ostensibly mute) bedpost. Compare dumb as a post.

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between you, me, and the bedpost

  1. (idiomatic) between you and me
    • 1832, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Eugene Aram:
      Between you and me and the bed-post – young master’s quarrelled with old master.

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