a "biting comment"

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  • Glenfarclas

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    English (American)
    Haha, sorry if that wasn't very helpful -- actually, I didn't notice that your native language is English!

    Personally, I doubt that there is a specific "origin" for this, just that it's a customary metaphorical usage. Maybe someone else knows more.
     

    Copyright

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    American English
    We don't do etymology on the forum except as an added bonus to other discussions. In this case, you may find that there is no etymology of what it likely just two words put together with their normal definitions: biting: 2 (of wit or criticism) harsh or cruel, and comment: 1 a remark expressing an opinion or reaction. (WR dictionary)

    Which is why I'm closing this "etymological" discussion. ;)
     
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