The 3rd degree

To give someone the 3rd degree is to subject them to an intense line of questioning. Usually, the term is used in reference to a police interrogation, but its origins actually stem from Freemasonry.

For Pete’s sake!

If you’ve ever been fresh out of patience, chances are you’ve uttered the phrase, “For Pete’s sake!” Of course, let’s be honest; you don’t always use the name Pete (and if you did, then you possess purer virtues than the author).

Labor of love

When we talk about something being a “labor of love,” we’re referring to work that we do for the sheer pleasure of it or perhaps for another’s benefit. The phrase, which we still use frequently today, has one of the oldest origins ever featured in the Where’d it come from series.