Getting all my ducks in a row
A new bathroom shelf made from scrap wood and chain inspired me to gather the ducks we have acquired – I have no idea how we came to have so many!
An idiom: get your ducks in a row – to organise your tasks and schedule so that you are ready for the next step.
There are a number of theories behind the origin of this expression.
- Real ducklings walk in a line behind their parent – very organised
- The natural flight formation of ducks as they move through the sky – V-formation – efficient, logical and organised
- The precise set-up of duckpins (which are a type of bowling pin)
- The mechanical ducks you can shoot at in a carnival firing range
- In a game of pool, a number of balls, called sitting ducks, line up neatly near pockets and can be tapped in one after another
This post was published on: 1st June 2022
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