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    Hey ho- meaning.

    What does hey ho mean?

    Context: In private messaging, one of the top contribute of this site used this phrase after making an humble mock for which I expressed my discomfort.

    I searched the meaning in the internet but I could not find it.


    Thank you.

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    Re: Hey ho- meaning.

    With no context, I would guess it meant something like 'Oh well, there's nothing more to say then, let's get on with it.'

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    Re: Hey ho- meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    With no context, I would guess it meant something like 'Oh well, there's nothing more to say then, let's get on with it.'
    That is very probably what I meant. As I cannot remember the details of the exchange of PMs, I can't be sure. I sometimes use it to mean, "That's life - we just have to accept it."

    If you have problems in understanding, David, try to ask soon after the question arises. If it involves a PM, it is usually better to ask the person concerned by PM.

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    Re: Hey ho- meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    That is very probably what I meant. As I cannot remember the details of the exchange of PMs, I can't be sure. I sometimes use it to mean, "That's life - we just have to accept it."

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    Or 'What can you do?' or 'Some mothers do have them' or 'Can't get the staff' or 'I blame the parents' or... It's a very useful expression.

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    Re: Hey ho- meaning.

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post

    If you have problems in understanding, David, try to ask soon after the question arises. If it involves a PM, it is usually better to ask the person concerned by PM.
    I send you another private message requesting the meaning but I didn't get the reply sir.

    It is my fault for not asking you again and posting a question regarding that after after some days. I apologize for that.

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    Britsh idiomatic expressions?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    Or 'What can you do?' or 'Some mothers do have them' or 'Can't get the staff' or 'I blame the parents' or... It's a very useful expression.

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    Are these in red Britishisms? I don't understand them!

    'Some mothers do have them' - regarding misbehaving children?
    'Can't get the staff' - we're undermanned, and doing the best we can?

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    Re: Britsh idiomatic expressions?

    I have moved this post to a new thread, as it starts a new topic

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    Re: Britsh idiomatic expressions?

    I'm still interested in how these can be derived from "hey ho", so I'm not sure it starts a new topic.

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    Re: Britsh idiomatic expressions?

    You have a point. I've moved it back.
    Last edited by 5jj; 20-Jan-2012 at 14:15. Reason: typo

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    #10

    Re: Hey ho- meaning.

    I'm curious too, especially the one with "staff."
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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