Cigars don’t just emit acrid smoke that seem to latch onto your clothes — they’ve also spawned some similarly sticky idioms in the English language. For example, there’s, “What we need is a good five-cent cigar,” as in a reference to a sensibly affordable item, as opposed to something overpriced.
But cigar sayings can be much weirder. For example, “Close, but no cigar.”
You didn’t ask for a cigar. Maybe you don’t even like them. So why is someone abruptly denying you one?