April 14, 2014

A to Z: You Have it Comin'...or Do You?

There's an overwhelming number of participants in this year's A to Z Challenge, so if you haven't made it over to my blog until now, don't worry. I don't blame you. I haven't gotten around to many blogs myself, so I don't feel owed anything.

But today's slang of the 1920s is dedicated to those crummy times when we don't get paid what's due to us or, even worse, must pay the price for someone else's folly.

Meaning: Getting the blame. / Being cheated out of your fair share.

"I didn't do it, I swear! Harvey killed 'im and left me holding the bag, that lousy rat!"


  1. This is such a cool concept for the A-Z Challenge! I love this theme.

    1. Thanks, m'dear! It was inevitable that I'd have to research this slang for the book, so I figured I could put it to use here as well. :)

      I'm so pleased you stopped by, Sarah!

  2. Aww, she looks so charmingly glum.

    Also, forgot to say in M -- as soon as the post went live, I thought of that Halloween costume! So naturally your thoughts concurred. If only I had it in digital...or could find it...