here's mud in your eye
doord
Anyone know the origin of the toast
"Here's mud in your eye?"
AtoZ
The following has been "borrowed" from elsewhere on the web, but not verified.

"It comes from the terrible trench warfare of World War I, and the implication was that
mud from the trenches should be the worst thing to get in your eye, all the other very real possibilities, such as artillery shrapnel, being absolutely horrific. Source: DICTIONARY OF WORD AND PHRASE ORIGINS)"

Lewis Joplin II
This source agrees.

HERE'S MUD IN YOUR EYE - "This toast was originally made in the muddy trenches of World War I, or in the cafes where English and American soldiers spent their leaves trying to forget them." From the "Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by Robert Hendrickson (Facts on File, New York, 1997).

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