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Discussion » Questions » Language » Cry uncle. Bob’s your uncle. Granny panties. Sister from another mister. Brother from another mother. Child’s play. Kissin’ cousins.

Cry uncle. Bob’s your uncle. Granny panties. Sister from another mister. Brother from another mother. Child’s play. Kissin’ cousins.

 

What are some other expressions, sayings, adages or phrases that are based on the names of various familial relationships or use the names of various familial relationships?

(Please keep it clean, folks.)

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Posted - September 9

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  • 6327
    Son of a biscuit.
      September 9, 2020 5:32 PM MDT
    5

  • 4600
    Bob's your uncle? What's that about? I've never heard this. 


    Wife beater (This is my submission for your list, not an accusation). 
      September 9, 2020 6:42 PM MDT
    3

  • 36485

     

      Bob‘s your uncle is a nod to our Australian friends; it’s their saying. I don’t fully understand it, but then again, there’s a lot about Australia and Australians that I don’t understand. 

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      September 9, 2020 9:41 PM MDT
    2

  • 10758
    Translation: it's all good, no further action required. I don't know the etymology.
      September 9, 2020 11:16 PM MDT
    3

  • 36485

     

      Thanks, mate!

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      September 10, 2020 6:50 AM MDT
    1

  • 32978
    You don't know anything about insects?
      September 10, 2020 7:14 AM MDT
    3

  • 36485

    Lol, good one. I missed that; I often get them wrong myself. 


    :)

      September 10, 2020 7:21 AM MDT
    1

  • 10758
      September 10, 2020 5:02 PM MDT
    1