Thursday, July 1, 2010

Armed to the Teeth

This means, to be heavily armed; to be carrying multiple weapons. The phrase originates from pirates in the 1600's. In those days, pistols were single-shot, so a pirate had to carry many to be considered "armed to the teeth." Ex.: "The gunman was armed to the teeth! He had a rifle, three pistols and two knives." (This is just an example.)

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