Ducks in a row (1938)

Jan Ivarsson TransEdit jan.ivarsson at TRANSEDIT.ST
Fri Sep 6 07:38:53 UTC 2002

The expression is most likely derived from e.g. German "Gänsemarsch"
("goose march" in the sense of marching one behind the other in a row, not to be confounded with "goose-step", "Stechschritt"). Or from the simple fact that ducklings tend to follow their mother in a row.
Jan Ivarsson
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