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    'So's your old man!'?

    Hi there,
    Would you please tell me in what context this idiom can be used?
    Does '(the same to you) with knobs on!' mean the same?

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    Re: 'So's your old man!'?

    "The same to you (with (brass) knobs (on))" is used by British children to return an insult - or it was, when I was a child. I don't see the connection with "So's your old man". I have never heard that expression used in this way. Perhaps I have just led a sheltered life.

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    Re: 'So's your old man!'?

    You can find several insulting expressions @ insult synonyms | Synonyms for insult#

    So's your old man! definition

    1. exclam.
    The same to you!; Drop dead! (Indicates basic disagreement or hostility.) BILL: You're acting like an idiot! TOM: So's your old man! : I don't know what you said, but so's your old man!
    Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
    Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw Hill.

    Last edited by Amigos4; 21-Jul-2012 at 07:38. Reason: Reference correction

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