Wool Gathering

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Wool Gathering : Phrases


To be daydreaming; not concentrating.


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


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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