One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
It is said or rumoured.‘the story goes that he's fallen out with his friends’
- ‘This fearsome serpent, so the story goes, had a poisoned tongue, breathed fire and smoke, and had teeth as large as the prongs of a pitchfork.’
- ‘This, the story goes, secured a large crowd, a conviction for indecency and copious ticket-shifting headlines.’
- ‘People who hold traditional values, so the story goes, are under siege.’
- ‘Pirates fleeing the British navy, as the story goes, found themselves on St Lucia's east coast off of Marquis Bay.’
- ‘Over time, the story goes, the population inside the wall grew and the city became overcrowded.’
- ‘As the story goes, she was a formidable woman who did not take to fools kindly.’
- ‘A few days later, so the story goes, a large growth resembling the stump of an animal's horn sprang from the guilty man's forehead.’
- ‘We called it Nelson because it only had one eye, the other one having been ripped out by a hungry seagull - or so the story goes.’
- ‘As the story goes, one customer ordered the syrup and the serving assistant accidentally mixed it with carbonated water.’
- ‘Families today are sufficiently comfortably off to be unfazed by a gift of £250 - or so the story goes.’
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