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    #1

    Are these commonly used?

    If you keep bugging me, I'm gonna cancel your Christmas!
    I wish I were a Dutch Uncle.
    She did several times of Dutch act.
    Let's get some Dutch courage.


    :)


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    #2
    If you keep bugging me, I'm gonna cancel your Christmas!

    "punch your ticket" is more frequently used in my part of the world.

    I wish I were a Dutch Uncle.

    "Dutch treat" everyone pays their own way. A Dutch Uncle does not have the financial burden of a real uncle. This is used infrequently in my part of the world.

    She did several times of Dutch act.

    Never used in my part of the world.

    Let's get some Dutch courage.

    Never used in my part of the world.

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    #3
    Dutch courage = alcohol. This is used in the UK.


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    #4
    Quote Originally Posted by MW
    "Dutch treat" everyone pays their own way. A Dutch Uncle does not have the financial burden of a real uncle. This is used infrequently in my part of the world.
    Isn't it used to describe someone who gives avuncular advice?


    Quote Originally Posted by MW
    Let's get some Dutch courage.
    Never used in my part of the world.
    That's good. Some have to get confidence from drinking alcohol. :wink:

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