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15 Common Expressions Kids Today Don’t Understand

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here are many popular sayings you may hear every day, but what do they really mean? Some of these expressions have origins that date back to the 1950s and beyond, so younger kids may be perplexed about their meanings. Here are a few common expressions younger generations just won’t understand.

When you want to arrange a meeting, but you’re not sure if you’ll be able to attend, the saying “pencil me in” is used. This expression dates back to when computers and cell phones were non-existent. People would use a pencil and paper to keep track of important events. Using a pencil meant the appointment could be erased if you were unable to show up.