"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Monday, 3 August 2009

To lend colour to

To lend colour to means to make a story or an account more credible or believable. I haven't been able to trace the origins of this idiom.

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