Carnivals Used to Give Out Cigars for Prizes. The Phrase “Close, But No Cigar” Started Here. Attendants Would Say This to People Who Lost a Game.
If you’ve ever come close to accomplishing something but fell short, you’ve probably heard the phrase close, but no cigar. You probably accept defeat and move on. But have you ever given this commonly used phrase any thought? Why the cigar? Who even requested a cigar? Did you know where the saying “Close, but No […]