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Wool Gathering : Phrases



Meaning:

To be daydreaming; not concentrating.


Example:

Sarah was
gathering wool most of the day, dreaming about that night's date with her boyfriend.


Origin:

This expression comes from the days when children were sent out into the hedgerows to gather scraps of wool left by passing sheep. It wasn't a very taxing job, and the childrens' thoughts could easily wander to other subjects.



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