Used as a singular phrase meaning 'rubbish, nonsense,' this expression was first recorded in an 1827 issue of the British newspaper The Times.
27 December 2009
Great Aunt Annie
Tod's great-aunt Annie turned 98 yesterday. We're having a family party for her today. Annie loves candy and chocolate, so for the past few years, we've given her a gift basket of it. She says it lasts her for several months. I'm quite proud of the basket I made for her this year.