Scrub around it

What does "Scrub around it" mean?

Today it means: Ignor or dismiss a problem.

This term comes from the routine task of cleaning the wooden decks with a holystone. Sailors would be told, quite literally to "scrub around it" if there was an obstacle that could not be moved in the way.

See also: Holystoning   

By SailingQuiz November 2019   Category: Nautical Saying              



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