bless (one's) cotton socks

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bless (one's) cotton socks

An expression of one's fondness for another person. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Look at this picture that my sweet daughter drew me, bless her cotton socks!
See also: bless, cotton, sock

ˌbless his, her, etc. (little) cotton ˈsocks

(British English, humorous) used to express your affection for somebody because of something they have said or done: And the kids brought me breakfast in bed — bless their little cotton socks!
See also: bless, cotton, sock
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And bless his cotton socks, the little love can't tell the time or blow his nose - what a charming scamp
And, bless his cotton socks, Ferdy Murphy has helped by allowing me into his impressive North Yorkshire yard for a week-long working holiday.
My boss at GKN, bless his cotton socks, said I should go and train in what was called cost and works accounting in those days, but is now known much more poshly as chartered management accountancy.
Bless his cotton socks, he was brave enough to travel to Stavanger this week, where he used his razor-sharp mind to ask Ken Bates for a pounds 20,000-a-man bonus for qualifying for the UEFA Cup.
I'd have a polite conversation with him but I can't imagine where it would go from there really, bless his cotton socks.
Bless his cotton socks, but if he's got as much passion off court as he has on, there's going to be mass emigration to Croatia.
Vialli, bless his cotton socks, can rejig his line-up because he has healthy, adaptable players awaiting his instructions.
Yep, Nicky di Marco fancies little ginger Scots actor Forbes Masson, bless his cotton socks.