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sally fairy ann

obsolete slang It doesn't matter. Used as an expression of cynical resignation to or acceptance of a current state of affairs, especially one that had gone wrong to some degree. An English corruption of the French phrase ça ne fait rien, it became a catchphrase of British troops fighting in France during World War I. A: "The supply drop never arrived. It looks like we're eating potatoes again for the next week." B: "It bloody figures. Ah well, sally fairy ann."
See also: ann, fairy, sally

san fairy ann

obsolete slang It doesn't matter. Used as an expression of cynical resignation to or acceptance of a current state of affairs, especially one that had gone wrong to some degree. An English corruption of the French phrase ça ne fait rien, it became a catchphrase of British troops fighting in France during World War I. A: "The supply drop never arrived. It looks like we're eating potatoes again for the next week." B: "It bloody figures. Ah well, san fairy ann."
See also: ann, fairy, San
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