Monday, June 3, 2013

quicko: to come by [something generally slightly undesirable] honestly

Still trying to work out if this is an American thing in general or just a my family thing ... or person we're the only family with need of it.

Basically the idea is that if you do something somewhat unfortunate, like have a propensity to laugh at inopportune times or fall asleep at the wheel or what have you, and your mother or father does too, your relatives all say that you "come by it naturally" or "come by it honestly."

1 comment:

Mom said...

This is a real saying, not just one your family uses. I have heard many other Americans say it, and have read it in books, too. Often it is paired with another American saying so comes out as follows: "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree. She comes by it honestly."