Any idea where the phrase “guilty as sin” originates?

2 thoughts on “Guilty

  1. I think it started with “as heavy as sin” as a religious way of comparing burdens. So sinning is harder on one than having a bad hair day. Guilty…
    Miserable….
    Ugly….
    Black…. came along to compete with the gravitas of “heavy.”

    Yeah, that sounds right.

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