strain one's coffee

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 9 18:45:19 UTC 2014

To put undue strain on (someone).

1929 _Flight_ (film): Look out, will ya? You're strainin' my coffee here!
Cut it out, will ya!

(The two flying buddies are wrestling.)


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

More information about the Ads-l mailing list