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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!"
See also: 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!
See also: praise, sir

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."
See also: sir, sup, Thomas

no sir

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]
See also: sir

all Sir Garnet

highly 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.
See also: all, sir

ˌno ˈsir!


ˌno sirˈree!

(spoken, especially American English) certainly not: We will never allow that to happen! No sir!

ˌyes ˈsir!


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
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