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Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.
Different people have different ways of saying (1)– their own special (2). Each week we tell about some (3) American expressions.
The (4) is one of the most simple and (5) things in the world. It is a (6) made of paper or (7). It has given the world many (8) expressions that are not very simple. Some of them are (9) in the United States today.
One is bagman. It (10) a go-between. The go-between (11) to it that money is (12)– often illegally – from one person to another.
Another widely-used expression is to let the (13) out of the bag. It is used when someone (14) something that was (15) to be secret. No one can (16) how the cat got into the bag. But there is an old story about it.
Long ago (17) sold things in large cloth (18). One day a woman asked for a (19). The tradesman held up a cloth bag with something moving inside it. He said it was a live pig. The woman (20) to see it. When the (21) tradesman (22) the bag, out (23) a cat – not a pig. The tradesman’s (24) was out. He was trying to (25) her. And now everybody knew it.
The phrase to be (26) holding the bag is as (27) used as the expression to let the cat out of the bag.
This expression makes the person left holding the bag (28) for an action, often a (29) or misdeed. That person is the one who is (30). The others involved in the act (31).
Where the expression came from is not clear. Some say that General George Washington used it during the American Revolutionary War.
One of Washington’s officers, Royall Taylor, used the expression in a play about Daniel Shay’s rebellion. The play was in (32), after Taylor helped to put down Shay’s rebellion.
Shays led a thousand war veterans in an attack on a federal building in Springfield, Massachusetts. Guns were in the (33). Some of the protesters/ protestors were farmers who had no money to buy seed. Some had been put in (34) for not paying their (35). They were (36) who fought one war against the king of England, and were now prepared to fight against their own government. Most of the rebels were captured. Shays and some of the (37) escaped.
In his play, Taylor describes Shays as disappearing, giving (38) “the bag to hold.”
A bag is useful in many ways. Just be careful not to let the cat out of the bag, or someone may (39) you (40) the bag.
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