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tell it to the marines

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EnglishEdit

 
1918 song

EtymologyEdit

Unknown, with many apocryphal suggestions.[1]

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tell it to the marines

  1. (idiomatic) I do not believe what you said.
    • 1829, Douglas Jerrold, Act I, Scene ?:
      William. No palaver! tell it to the marines. What, tacking and double tacking! Come to what you want to say at once.

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