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    to bring out the dotty PJs (Australian?)

    After their two sons got into a fight, a husband said to his worried wife:
    "No need to bring out the dotty pyjamas just yet. The boys’ll be fine."

    What is the meaning of this phrase?
    Does it mean - don't let them drive you mad/ don't get all crazy.. or someting like that?
    I've heard it in one Australian tv-show.

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: to bring out the dotty PJs (Australian?)

    Wild guess: perhaps it meant "no need to prepare them for an overnight stay in hospital".

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    Re: to bring out the dotty PJs (Australian?)

    Quote Originally Posted by lukre View Post
    After their two sons got into a fight, a husband said to his worried wife:
    "No need to bring out the dotty pyjamas just yet. The boys’ll be fine."

    What is the meaning of this phrase?
    Does it mean - don't let them drive you mad/ don't get all crazy.. or someting like that?
    I've heard it in one Australian tv-show.

    Thanks a lot!
    I haven't heard that saying. It might be an "inside" joke from that TV show, ie. only regular viewers will catch the meaning.

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