It turns out that we still use quite a few outdated phrases, many of them commonplace. Ever found yourself saying, "Take it with a grain of salt" when warning someone to be discerning about information they've heard from a questionable source? How about accusing someone of "jumping on the bandwagon" when you find out they like something just because it's popular? Or telling someone to "get off their high horse," because you feel like they're being condescending?
Ever wonder where those phrases came from? All the common expressions on this list are literally antiquated expressions stemming from times long past: when a horse's mouth could tell you how much that horse was actually worth, or when soldiers had to literally bite down on a bullet in lieu of painkillers when being treated for an injury.Read on to discover the true origins of your favorite outdated phrases still in use, and discover their earliest meanings. The oldest one here even dates back to 77 A.D.!