Box

I've got into the wrong box. I am out of my element. Lord Lyttelton used to say he ought to have been brought up to some business; that whenever he went to Vauxhall and heard the mirth of his neighbours, he used to fancy pleasure was in every box but his own. Wherever he went for happiness, he somehow always got into the wrong box. (See Christmas Box. )

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

More on Box from Fact Monster:

  • Boxing - Boxing Event Bantamweight (-116 lb) A. Henry Thomas, GBR John Condon, GBR W. Webb, GBR ...
  • Boxing - Boxing Class Flyweight (-112 lb) István Enekes, HUN Francisco Cabanas, MEX Louis Salica, USA ...
  • Boxing - Boxing Class Flyweight (-112 lb) Fidel LaBarba, USA James McKenzie, GBR Raymond Fee, USA ...
  • Boxing - Boxing Class Flyweight (-112 lb) Frank di Genaro, USA Anders Petersen, DEN William Cuthbertson, GBR ...
  • Boxing - Boxing Class Flyweight (-112 lb) Willy Kaiser, GER Gavino Matta, ITA Louis D. Laurie, USA ...

Related Content