What does it mean to rub the dust off a crystal ball?
Question #128644. Asked by aussiesalute.
Last updated Dec 29 2012.
Originally posted Dec 28 2012 8:52 PM.
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muzzyhill3 15 year member
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Unless I am missing the point (quite possible), this question is quite simple.
When one wishes to gaze into the future, possibly to make a prediction on a sports event, one figuratively "dusts off the crystal ball". In reality this involves the individual getting into the right frame of mind to reflect and predict.
The crystal ball was traditionally used by magicians and astrologers amongst others as an aid in clairvoyance.