Bull by the horn(s)
Posted by ESC on February 24, 2005
In Reply to: Bull by the horn(s) posted by ESC on February 23, 2005
: : : As part of an earlier discussion this phrase was attributed to Jerry Lee Lewis and suggested a dual meaning but was never fully discussed. Can anyone help further? SR
: : The OED has citations going back to the early 16th century, which would pretty much rule out Jerry Lee as the originator.
: I just love it when I google something and it leads me right back here. www.phrases.org.uk bulletin_board 24 messages 381.html
: Rock and roll in general and Jerry Lee in particular are about sex. My take on bull by the "horn" (wink, wink) and "kickin' in the barn" is that they are about sex.