“Beans have a soul.” Try wrapping your head around that phrase, which is attributed to the Greek philosopher Pythagoras, who lived more than 2,000 years ago. Some theorize that he was a vegetarian, but no hard evidence exists that is the case. As one would expect in dealing with ancient history, many theories abound.
In comparison, the phrase stands far above the somewhat tired “bean” idioms we’ve heard for years:
- Bean counter
- Amount to a hill of beans
- Don’t know beans
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