highbob at POP.MINDSPRING.COM
Wed Aug 4 23:02:10 UTC 1999
It was the latter, in reference to the film star and his notorious
lifestyle. I understand that the phrase became popular following charges
of statutory rape against Flynn in the early fifties; the two counts were
subsequently dropped. I'm fairly certain about the facts here, but not
quite sure of the date of the rape charges.
"J. Netz" wrote:
> Can anybody tell me the origin of the phrase 'in like flin'? or is it
> 'in like flynn'--like Errol Flynn?
> --jennifer netz
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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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