I can see how you might think Al Franken had coined the expression if you had never heard it before, but it was an expression my mother when I was growing up -- and she died in 1984.
When Al picked up the tab for dinner he joked about me being a tightwad; I felt bad because I figured he was probably kidding on the square.
από PaulDee 24 Μάρτιος 2004
Can you define these popular missing words?
joking, but also meaning it
από Anonymous 9 Νοέμβριος 2003