[Ads-l] Heard: _put a pin in it_ "this conversation is over" aut sim.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 28 05:46:47 UTC 2016

Spoken by Rick Sanchez, grandfather of Morty Smith, the protagonists of the
animated cartoon, Rick and Morty.

Google: 4 results

Search ResultsPut in a pin in it Zombie Head pincushion by uglyclothes on
January 2, 2011 - You heard me, _put a pin in it_! These zombies have been
decapitated and mounted for your ease of use [as pincushions].

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Season 1, Episode 23 | The Cutie
Apr 25, 2012 - Scootaloo pointed out the dangling thread in Fluttershy's
story: Rainbow Dash's race. _Put a pin in it_ for now, Scootaloo. Speaking
of putting pins in things, we next hear Rarity's story. (See what I did
there? Because Rarity sews!)

Not in Green's; almost in the UD from '09:
_Put a pin in that_  A douchey/ middle management way to say "let's come
back to that later," or, "hold that thought." Increasingly popular in
business speak.

"Put a pin in it" is one of many annoying catch-phrases used by my mother.
I don't recall when I first heard it, but it had to have been some time
after I could talk well enough to bother her, hence ca. 1942. Who knows
when she first heard it?

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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