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Hi,

I came across the expression ''here's mud in your eyes', but I didn't understand how and when it's used. I checked the dictionary, but it didn't really clear things up for me. Could you please give me a few examples in which it is used?

Thank you in advance.

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The expression is a toast which declares the drinkers intention of drinking all of the contents of the wine bottle with the result that the lees splatter out into the face of the one drinking.(mud in the eyes)
AnonymousThe expression is a toast which declares the drinkers intention of drinking all of the contents of the wine bottle with the result that the lees splatter out into the face of the one drinking.(mud in the eyes)
Thanks.
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actually here's mud in your eyes is from the Bible when Jesus put mud in the mans eyes and the truth was revealed to him
It also has a meaning from outback Australia. You are outside working hard and covered in dust, hasn't rained for months. When it rains the dirt turns to mud, this is a good thing so you crack open a beer and toast to the good times. "Here's mud in ya eye."
It's been a long time since I heard anyone say 'Here's mud in your eye'.
Perhaps it is becoming old-fashioned.
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It is Biblical but goes back to before Jesus' time. Healers commonly used the same method of making mud to try to cure blindness and eye problems. The difference with Jesus is that while healing the man he referred to Himself as the Light of the World. he came to heal spiritual blindness as well as physical infirmities. In Old testament times, the first-born son was consecrated to God's service and his saliva was believed to contain healing virtue as a result. I believe this was part of Jesus declaring who was was. The first Son of god. The only-begotten son of god, which means God is His father. hope that sheds a little more light.
This makes more sense than any other explanation... the information is historically accurate, (even if some people wish to reject it due to personal biases). Truth is truth whether or not someone wishes to believe it. (The world is not flat.) Thank you for this answer.

Although I know the Bible story well in which Jesus uses mud in the eyes of the blind man to heal him, when I look at all the explanations, the one that makes the most sense with how it is used as a toast, etc. is the Australian Outback one, suggesting that the farmers toast to the good fortune of having "mud in your eye" when you are out in the fields, rather than dry dust due to lack of rain.

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