What is the etymology of “stick it in your pipe and smoke it”?

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Mystery Hour Question

What is the etymology of “stick it in your pipe and smoke it”?

Charlotte, Chigwell

 

Answer

**Definitive**


Name: David, Wrexham

Qualification: Pondered it with University friends

Answer: an old equivalent of ‘accept it’ first recorded in the 1824 play American’s Abroad.

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