NEILL BROWN, Managing Director


Managing Director

I just learned that the proper expression for "cut and dry" is actually "cut and dried". Apparently it was originally referring to herbs in the herbalists' shops, as contrasted with growing herbs; hence, fig. ready-made and void of freshness and spontaneity; also, ready shaped according to a priori formal notions. Then I had to google what "priori" means, and I'm still down that rabbit hole...