Buggins' turn

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Buggins' turn

Appointment or advancement based on a series of rotation (as due, for example, to seniority) rather than individual merit, qualification, or achievement. So called for the commonness and ubiquity of Buggins as a surname in the UK Primarily heard in UK. Even though I work twice as hard as him, he's going to get the promotion because of Buggins' turn.
See also: turn

Buggins's turn

appointment in rotation rather than by merit.
Buggins is used here to represent a typical or generic surname.
See also: turn
References in classic literature ?
But you left the same tracks every day, you buggins, an' the same tracks every night, all round the blessed premises.
Critters Buggin, a Seattle jazz quartet that will share Saturday's WOW Hall show with the Bad Plus, is also a sonically adventurous combo.
And that doesn't even begin to count the work Buck puts in with, among other things, his jazz collective, Tuatara, featuring Luna's Justin Harwood, Screaming Trees' Barrett Martin and Skerik of Critters Buggin.
The plot is engendered in the morning when Buggin Out, one of the neighborhood's residents, demands that Sal include some pictures of black people on his Pizzeria's "Wall of Fame," currently filled with autographed pictures of white Italian American celebrities.
Now, in Do the Right Thing, you can still hear the echoes of Mars Blackmon's sentiment in the catch-phrase of Buggin Out (Giancarlo Esposito), whose standard parting line is, "Stay black.
And when the would-be activist Buggin Out asks her if she will support the boycott against Sal's which he is attempting to organize, Jade chastises him, suggesting that he "direct [his] energies in a more useful way" by promoting "something positive in the community.
Elisabeth Buggins, who joined the Birmingham Women's NHS Foundation Trust in 2011, has decided to pursue "other professional and personal interests".
Elisabeth Buggins, who joined the Trust in 2011, has decided to pursue "other professional and personal interests".
Calum Smith, Roddy MacLennan and Fran Kelly were all on target with Kevin Cumming and Ewan Buggins replying for the home side.
The report by Elisabeth Buggins, former head of the Organ Donation Taskforce, was commissioned after a media storm over cases in which foreigners were given transplants from dead Britons.
Elisabeth Buggins, of the UK Organ Donation Taskforce said evidence examined by her committee had led them to conclude that an "opt out" system was not the best method of boosting the number of organs for transplant.
John Buggins - with the firm for 45 years - started as a purchasing clerk working from a shed with no heating at the age of 17, eventually becoming senior buyer.
In our profile of Sir Richard Buggins, chief executive of Gubbins plc, on pages 42-43 on September 26, we did not intend to imply that he was in the habit of beating his wife.
Elisabeth Buggins, chair of the organ donation task force, said, "I am very pleased that the task force has been asked to explore this incredibly important issue.
Jon Buggins, 26, has set up a clock restoration firm in the city, specialising in antique pendulum clocks.