Modern Idioms (and where they come from)


Trigger's broom

Something that is claimed to be the same despite extensive modifications.

Based on UK TV comedy Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003), where character Trigger claimed to have used the same broom during his job as a road sweeper for 20 years, going on to explain that it had only had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in that time. A modern day version of the Ship of Theseus.