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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THE Scottish Lib-Dems are all excited, bless their cotton socks, about another imminent defection to them from the Tories.
BLESS their cotton socks, Liberty X are trying to revive their chart career.