probably the best I have gotten so far.
Thanks Bootsy. Interesting. Next time i use that one I'll have a deeper understanding of where it comes from. And i do use the "knickers in a twist" one quite a bit....not that i EVER get my knickers in a twist over anything!!!@Beverly
"and Bob's your uncle" is used at the end of a statement meaning 'and it's that easy' (as a way of getting a result). Similar to "it's a done deal" or the French "Voila!"
It's supposed to relate back to the nepotism that occurred when the Prime Minister, Lord Salisbury (Robert Arthur Cecil - or 'Bob' for short) appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as Minister for Ireland although people thought he wasn't suited for the job. As it happened, he did the job very well and became Prime Minister after his uncle.
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