"Throw your hat in the door first"

paulzjoh paulzjoh at MTNHOME.COM
Fri Jan 23 16:01:59 UTC 2004

As a child in the '40's remember the concept of throwing the hat in, to see
if it came sailing out again.
----- Original Message -----
From: <Bapopik at AOL.COM>

>    Anyone familiar with this?
>    Someone on the tour used it and asked me to research it.  "Throw your
hat in the door first" means there could be trouble with the wife (one or
the other partner has been fooling around) when the husband gets home.
Obviously, not a new American phrase.

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