What does it mean to say someone is "like two of eels"? Where does the phrase come from?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    As eels can reproduce asexually, its offspring are genetically identical to the "parent." So, though I'm not familiar with this saying, I would think it's similar to "they're like two peas in a pod," ie - identical

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hello,

    (ANS) I don't know the precise origins of this saying but my understanding is that it means a person is not trust worthy (what they say cannot be trusted for a moment).

    Slippery like two eels means the person can, & will slide out of taking any responsibility for anything. As in a slipper character. You cannot pin them down, as eels slide over each other, they wriggle free!!

    IR

  • 5 years ago

    My mother used to say: "Don't just stand there like two of eels" when she needed help doing something.

  • 1 decade ago

    Nope - me either - you sure you got the right phrase?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Think it`s something to do with a card game or card reading.

  • 1 decade ago

    slippery on both sides

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    huh

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    never heard of it!

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