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What's the origin and first usage of the expression "as tight as a duck's ass"?

Question #129754. Asked by dsimpy.
Last updated Dec 11 2016.
Originally posted Mar 01 2013 5:40 AM.

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A duck's arse being watertiught, the implication is that the person described is extremely mean or stingy with money.

Source: circa 1960's +, UK (Wal.)

link https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/2qwymm/where_does_the_saying_tight_as_a_ducks_arse_come/?st=iwl1bfvt&sh=b6c73567

Response last updated by satguru on Dec 11 2016.
Mar 01 2013, 6:47 AM
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In one case it is because of working mechanisms.

link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digesting_Duck

If the orifice is "loose", the system doesn't work right.

Mar 01 2013, 11:30 AM
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