Complete Definition of "pinch and a punch for the first of the month"

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English

Etymology
Originating from old England times when people thought that witches existed. People thought that salt would make a witch weak, so the pinch part is pinching of the salt, and the punch part was to banish the witch. The witch would be weak from the salt so the punch was to banish her.

Phrase
pinch and a punch for the first of the month

  1. UK Said the first day of a new month, accompanied by a pinch and a punch to the victim.

See also
kick and a flick for being so quick

Category:English idioms

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