the_panic_light (the_panic_light) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Can anyone tell me...

Can anyone tell me the origin of the phrase "bear with me", used when you want someone to be patient with you? Like, "bear with me, I'm just going to switch the light on". It just seems like such an odd phrase to mean what it means...
Tags: english, etymology
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