Spin A Yarn




Previous Page

Spin A Yarn : Phrases



Meaning:

To tell a tale.


Example:

Don't believe him. He is just
spinning a yarn.


Origin:

In the old days, women used to spin yarn on spinning wheels. They frequently did this in groups and, to pass the time, they often told each other stories. In time the words came to mean the production of the stories themselves.

Phrases Index





From Spin A Yarn to HOME PAGE