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Sherwin Translation: 'On the rivet'
Had never heard that one before...
Sherwin used the expression to describe one of the guys struggling mightily in the Pyrennees today...
Here's the origin according to the Powerful, All-Mighty Internet:
'If you're going as hard as you can, you're "on the rivet," an ancient phrase meaning sitting on the rivet at the front of your Brooks saddle.'
Tom Hagen: 'Thank you for the dinner and a very pleasant evening. If your car could take me to the airport - Mr. Corleone is a man who insists on hearing bad news immediately.'