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Related to yours: Yours sincerely
1. To receive the due punishment (for something) that one deserves. Don't worry about those stool pigeons, we'll make sure they get theirs when the time is right. She cheated off me during the test? Oh, she'll get hers, alright!
2. To become wealthy or financially successful. After growing up in poverty, Jim was determined to get his no matter what it took.
See also: get
I don't fancy yours (much)
Said by one man to another to indicate a woman he thinks is unattractive. Primarily heard in UK. I was mortified when Bob said, "I don't fancy yours much," as a young woman passed by us on the street.
See also: fancy
A common closing of a letter. I hope that we can work together again soon. Yours sincerely, Victoria
be (one's) for the asking
To be available for one to easily obtain or achieve. With your famous parents, any job is yours for the asking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for jobs.
See also: ask
be (one's) for the taking
To be available for one to easily obtain or achieve. With your famous parents, any job is yours for the taking. Some of us, though, actually have to apply for jobs. Our probable valedictorian has been pretty distracted lately, so I think the title is yours for the taking.
See also: taking
What's yours is mine, and what's mine is mine.
Prov. A humorous way of saying, "Everything belongs to me."; (A jocular variant of "What's yours is mine, and what's mine is yours," an expression of generosity.) I know you won't mind lending me your radio. After all, what's yours is mine, and what's mine is mine. The thief took his confederate's share of the money they had stolen, saying, "What's yours is mine, and what's mine is mine."
What'll it be?and Name your poison.; What'll you have?; What's yours?
Inf. What do you want to drink?; What do you want?; How can I serve you? (Typically said by a bartender or bar waiter or waitress.) Tom: What'll it be, friend? Bill: I'll just have a ginger ale, if you don't mind. Waitress: What'll you have? Bob: Nothing, thanks.
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
Fig. You do a favor for me and I'll do a favor for you.; If you do something for me that I cannot do for myself, I will do something for you that you cannot do for yourself. I'll grab the box on the top shelf if you will creep under the table and pick up my pen. You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.
1. a closing phrase at the end of a letter, just before the signature. Yours truly, Tom Jones. Best wishes from yours truly, Bill Smith.
2. oneself; I; me. There's nobody here right now but yours truly. Everyone else got up and left the table leaving yours truly to pay the bill.
I do not care what you say or think “If it's at all possible, I'll do it, you know I will.” “Oh, Rob, up yours. Just do it, if you're going to, or else stop talking about it.”Related vocabulary: screw you
available for you to use "Can I use the bike?" "It's all yours."
See also: all
me Even though he never graduated from high school, his business ability rivaled anyone's, yours truly included. Some folks, such as yours truly, can't resist a clever pun or play on words.
Usage notes: usually used as a humorous way of referring to yourself
You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.also I'll scratch your back if you scratch mine.
something that you say to tell someone that you will help them if they will help you I do have some information you might be interested in, but what can you offer me in return? You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours.
Up yours!(very informal)
an angry and impolite way of telling someone you do not care about their opinion 'You're not supposed to be smoking in here.' 'Up yours, mate!'See raise the ante
scratch someone's back
Do someone a favor in hopes that a favor will be returned. For example, I don't mind driving this time-she's scratched my back plenty of times. It also is put as you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours, as in If you do the laundry I'll do the cooking-you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. This idiom was first recorded in 1704.
A vulgar exclamation of contempt, as in So you think you can beat me? Well, up yours! This expression, a shortening of the even more vulgar stick it up your ass, is sometimes accompanied by an obscene gesture (see give the finger). [ Vulgar slang; mid-1900s]
1. A closing formula for a letter, as in It was signed "Yours truly, Mary Smith." [Late 1700s]
2. I, me, myself, as in Jane sends her love, as does yours truly. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
exclam. Go to hell!; Drop dead! (Usually objectionable.) I won’t do it! Up yours!
interrog. What (or which) do you want? (see also What’ll it be?.) “What’s yours?” said the bartender.
n. me, the speaker or writer. If it was up to yours truly, there wouldn’t be any such problem.
I, myself, or me: "Let me talk about a typical day in the life of yours truly" (Robert A. Spivey).
I. For whatever reason of modesty (or false modesty) that prevented speakers or writers from using the first-person singular pronoun “I,” the “yours truly” convention was established. It came from the standard letter closing. It sounded mannered when it was first used in the 19th century and even more so now. Other equally stilted circumlocutions for “I” or “me” used in writing are “your reporter” (still found in alumni class notes) and “your correspondent.”