cliche': "all in the wrist"

Michael Covarrubias mcovarru at PURDUE.EDU
Sun Apr 27 20:44:41 UTC 2008

Well when I'm not golfing I'm fishing.

1904 CF Holder _The Boy Anglers_ on p. 285:

"Castin' is all in the wrist, and there's a lot in it. You find the man
who feeshes up a stream is generally a poor hand at the cast."

Jonathan Lighter wrote:
> Often used humorously but not in latest OED.  Early, serious ex., from golf, as one might expect:
>   1912 James Oppenheim _The Olympian_  (N.Y.: Harper) 231: Take it easy — the easy stroke — it's all in the wrist, the twist.
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