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Something is rubbish or nonsense.



The origin is in rhyming slang for cobbler's awl. An awl is a pointed tool for making holes in things; it is an essential part of a shoemaker's (cobbler's) kit. The rhyming linked cobbler"s awls with balls, ie slang for testicles. Cobblers then came to be used in the same way as balls. A load of old cobblers is an extension of the saying.

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