You’ll Be Fit to Be Tied When You Realize How Often You Use Idioms


Mum was always a big user of idioms. It’s actually thanks to her that I have a fascination with these funny expressions.

One idiom that she used quite frequently?

Good Lord love a duck.

Say what?

What duck… and why do we want the good Lord to love it?

As funny as this idiom is, I always knew what it meant when my mum said it. She would say it when she was stunned or shocked about something that had happened. It seems it was akin to today’s “WTF!”, yet the intent of this old phrase was not to be offensive in any way.

So what does ‘Lord love a duck’ really mean, and where did it come from?