Return to one's muttons

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Return to one's muttons (coll.) to return to the subject of discussion—a humorous mistranslation of the Fr. proverb, 'Revenons à nos moutons.'
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. moton (Fr. mouton), a sheep—Low L. multo, acc. to Diez, from L. mutilus, mutilated.