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This phrase is often used in British novels and I laugh out loud each time I read it! Of course it's the British version of "Keep your shirt on" but it's so much funnier and I can always picture this.

 

There are so many British terms I love such as "the penny dropped" but this is my all time favorite!

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I love some of the British expressions as well. One of my favorites is from Mary Poppins. "Close your mouth Michael, we are not a codfish". Don't know why it always makes me laugh, but it does every time.

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My daughter is engaged to a Brit and I love some of his sayings .  Today he whisked me a Happy Krimbo

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I too giggle at some of the English terms...my newest laugh came from the phrase "They had a wobbler" referring to having a temper tantrum. It made me LOL!

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And Bob's your uncle !

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@PhilaLady1 Love that one, too!

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@PhilaLady1 wrote:

And Bob's your uncle !


 

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So what is that supposed to mean?

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@Tinkrbl44 

Hi - It means 'there you have it", or "there ya go".

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I'm watching Graham Norton's show right now.  By the time I finish an episode I'm thinking with a British accent.  Smiley Very Happy   I wonder how long Michael Sheen is going to let his hair get.  Smiley Very Happy Smiley Very Happy   

 

'Gobsmacked' is one of my favs.    

 

I love to hear expressions from different countries.  There are also Yiddish words or expressions that I really love.

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Definition of keep your hair on

—used to tell someone not to become too excited or upsetKeep your hair on.