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one's John Henryand one's John Hancock
one's signature. Just put your John Henry on this line, and we'll bring your new car around.
your John Hancock(American humorous)
Usage notes: John Hancock's signature was the biggest signature on the American Declaration of Independence in 1776.If you put your John Hancock on the last page we'll be finished with the formalities.
Also, John Henry. One's signature, as in Just put your John Hancock on the dotted line. This expression alludes to John Hancock's prominent signature on the Declaration of Independence. The variant simply substitutes a common name for "Hancock." [Mid-1800s]
n. an AH = asshole, = jerk. Treated as a name. Why don’t you get some smarts, Adam Henry?
n. one’s signature. (Refers to the signature of John Hancock, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.) Put your John Hancock right here, if you don’t mind.
Hen-ree! Henry Aldrich! Coming, Mother!
Henry Aldrich was a very popular radio show that ran from 1939 to 1953. The title character was an awkward adolescent who was forever getting into hot water with his girlfriend and his other friends. The show began with Mrs. Aldrich calling, “Hen-ree, Henry Aldrich!” to which he would reply, “Coming, Mother!” The phrase's elements became 1940s catchwords for summoning and responding, respectively.
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