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rocketman

15th December 2013, 00:23
One of the clues I have is simply "Popular" ,and with
three words (2,4,5), I have all the letters which cross,
and they are -N -O -D -D-U-
Surely the answer must be "IN GOOD ODOUR"? I can
find no reference anywhere to back this up - is anyone
familiar with the expressions of "in good odour" or
"in bad odour", meaning "popular" or "unpopular"?
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ixion

15th December 2013, 00:40

rocketman

15th December 2013, 10:23
Thanks, Ixion - well. the expression certainly exists,
but I still couldn't see any tie-up with "popular". It
must be an incredibly vague reference and one that
is hardly ever used!

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shooty

15th December 2013, 11:54
Hi rocketman. this page covers it.

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/odour

(to be in or out of favour with someone. ie popular)
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rocketman

15th December 2013, 14:56
Glory be! Thanks a lot, Shooty - that seems to be the
only reference to this unusual expression!
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shooty

15th December 2013, 23:45
Totally agree. I have never heard the expression and doubt that I will again !!
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