History of words and phrases
Back to square one: This colloquialism means to start over again. It may have come from board games that, though bad luck, you had to move back to the starting point.
Gospel: It means "good news" from the Old English godspell.
Limey: Was originally a derogatory name for a British sailor. It came from the old practice of giving lime juice to the English ship crew to prevent scurvy.
Writer. Lives in Westlake, retired printing exec.