“To Put A Spoke In Your Wheel” – How did this originate?


It’s Tony Wootton and Gwen Zanzottera’s turn today, They are going to tell us how the phrase,”To Put A Spoke In Your Wheel” originate. What do you think it means?

“To Put A Spoke In Your Wheel”

This comes from the days when cartwheels were solid except for one or two holes into which a long round wooden pin could be placed. This would act as a brake to stop the wheel turning or the cart running away and now if you want to stop doing something or carrying out a plan, you put a spoke in their wheel.

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