|raked over the coals|
||Does anyone know where this phrase originates from? My best guess is the bible and that it is some reference to hell. It's only a guess though. Does anyone (out there) know for sure??|
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"The Dictionary of Cliches" by James Rogers (Ballantine Books, New York, 1985) has the same example from 1565 and attributes it to William Fulke's "A Confutation."