born within the sound of Bow bells

born within the sound of Bow bells

Refers to those who have a cockney accent. If you are "born within the sound of Bow bells," you are born near St. Mary-le-Bow Church in London's East End. Primarily heard in UK. I have no idea what she said. I guess it's because she was born within the sound of Bow bells, and I can never quite understand a cockney accent.
See also: bell, born, bow, of, sound, within
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But Harrison is instinctively a fighting man and in the rhyming slang of those such as Cook, born within the sound of Bow Bells, two things will happen tomorrow.
Cockneys were born within the sound of Bow Bells, London EC2.
Another woman born within the sound of Bow Bells said that she only ever watched Aussie soaps, and that she had checked that there were no TV licences needed down under.
He has concluded that for all their avowed humanist rejection of a racial hierarchy and dismissal of such crude measures as head size and hair texture to delineate racial difference, the Observers of the masses were still confused about the differences between race and nation and culture, and thus their categorization failed to recognize that if a Jew was born within the sound of Bow Bells that would mean that he or she was a Cockney as well as being a Jewish.
But he was born within the sound of Bow Bells,boasted a manager who brazenly wore a ludicrous Union Jack suit -and openly celebrated his Britishness.
Age 45 Hometown Born within the sound of Bow Bells,London Now resident Chester Marital status Married with two teenage children Education Chemistry degree from Oxford Interests outside work Working with church youth drama and dance groups Favourite holiday destination HawaiiAmbition To create a premier clothing brandBusiness philosophy The harder you work, the luckier you become
She writes: "My granddad Cole went to Coventry at the beginning of the 20th century from the East End of London, he was a real Cockney - born within the sound of Bow Bells.
Mr Faiers, aged 70, who was made a freeman three years ago, said: "My father was born within the sound of Bow Bells and although he has been dead for many years it is an honour he would have greatly regarded.
Like a true Cockney has to be born within the sound of Bow bells, so a Coventry kid has to be born within the limits of the old city walls.
As a real-life Eastender - I wasn't quite born within the sound of Bow Bells but close enough - it must seem odd that I support a team from North London.
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