needles and pins, needles and pins, when a man marries, his trouble begins

1843 J. O. HALLIWELL Nursery Rhymes of England 122 Needles and pins, needles and pins, When a man marries his trouble begins.

1876 R. D. BLACKMORE Cripps III. 214 Cripps was come to a turn of the track—for it scarcely could be called a road—and was sadly singing to Dobbin and himself that exquisite elegiac—‘Needles and pins, needles and pins, When a man marries, his trouble begins!’

1952 ‘J. CANNAN’ (1983) Body in Beck vii. 165 Thank God I steered clear of females. Needles and pins, needles and pins, when a man marries his trouble begins. Good God, where did I get that from?

2000 Washington Times 15 Nov. E12 (Herb & Jamaal comic strip) They say, ‘Needles and pins, needles and pins, when a man marries, his troubles begin.’.. But I’ll tell ya, among the things they say, what I’m most curious about is..who are ‘they’?


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