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  Goes Back, b'y    Origins of Sayings - Don't throw the baby out

 

Baths consisted of a big tub filled with hot water. The man of the house had the privilege of the nice clean water, then all the other sons and men, then the women and finally the children! Last of all the babies. By then, the water was so dirty you could actually lose someone in it.

Hence the saying, "Don't throw the baby out with the bath water."

 


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