1. Ah! My bad then, eh…but, what is a ‘pat phrase’, ‘scuse my Nenglish?

  2. I guess this neologism –if it is one– is a turn-of-phrase and nothing else. It stems from the all-known ‘bucket of rust’ used to describe an old, looked-down on car or ride.
    Ya dig?

  3. You’re wrong. It’s a pat phrase that exists outside of reference to automobiles. A simple web and Usenet search will confirm that.

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