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aye aye, sir
An affirmation that a request or order has been understood and will be carried out directly. Originates from the Royal and U.S. Navy, where it is an official reply to a command issued by a superior officer. A: "Will you grab a drink for me when you're heading to the bar?" B: "Aye aye, sir!"
praise from Sir Hubert
The most prestigious compliment one can receive. Derived from a line in the 1797 Thomas Morton play A Cure for the Heartache. The CEO actually commended you for your work on the project? Wow, that's praise from Sir Hubert indeed!
sup with Sir Thomas Gresham
To go without food. Sir Thomas Gresham founded the Royal Exchange in London, which the poor often visited. A: "Why are you so hungry? Didn't you eat dinner?" B: "No, I got stuck in a meeting, so I supped with Sir Thomas Gresham."
Absolutely not; no way. A: "I mean, would you betray your co-workers for a bit of extra money?" B: "No sir! I have principles." No sir, I will not be fooled again!
something for the weekend
obsolete A euphemistic phrase once used to discreetly offer someone a condom. If you're satisfied with your haircut, how about something for the weekend?
three bags full, sir
Used to sarcastically characterize someone who obsequiously accepts any order or demand, no matter how unwise or unreasonable. It's never wise to surround yourself with subordinates whose only contribution to your ideas is "three bags full, sir." You need people who will challenge you to think or act in ways you hadn't considered.
1. Literally, a respectful affirmation to a man. A: "Adams, report to your CO at 0800 hours." B: "Yes sir! A: "Will you have the report finished in time for my board meeting?" B: "Yes sir, I'm just finishing up the final points now."
2. Used to emphasize what one just said, rather than being addressed to anyone in particular. Ouch, that is one nasty looking cut you've got there, yes sir! Yes sir, this new lawnmower will take care of that grass in half the time it used to take!
all Sir Garnet
Everything is good or in order. The phrase refers to Sir Garnet Wolseley, a renowned general in the British Army in the 19th century. Primarily heard in UK. Don't worry, it's all Sir Garnet in here.
Also, no sirree. Certainly not. This emphatic denial is used without regard to the gender of the person addressed. For example, No sir, I'm not taking her up on that, or Live here? No sirree. [Mid-1800s]
all Sir Garnethighly satisfactory. informal, dated
Sir Garnet Wolseley ( 1833–1913 ), leader of several successful military expeditions, was associated with major reforms in the army. He was the model for the ‘modern Major-General’ in Gilbert and Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance.
something for the weekenda condom or packet of condoms. informal
The expression originated as a euphemism used by barbers when asking their customers if they wished to buy some condoms.
ˌno sirˈree!(spoken, especially American English) certainly not: We will never allow that to happen! No sir!
See also: no
ˌyes sirˈree!(spoken, especially American English) used to emphasize that something is true: That’s a fine car you have. Yes sirree!
See also: yes