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a visit from (Aunt) Flo

euphemism The time during which a woman menstruates; a woman's period. A pun on the female name "Flo" (a shortening of Florence) and the "flow" of blood from the uterus that occurs during menstruation. I always get horrible cramps whenever I get a visit from Aunt Flo. Do you think you might be pregnant? How long has it been since you've had a visit from Flo?
See also: Flo, visit

Aunt Flo

euphemism A humorous term for a menstrual period. A pun on the "flow" of blood and tissue from the uterus. Ugh, I have horrible cramps because Aunt Flo has come to town.
See also: aunt, Flo

Aunt Sally

Something or someone set up as the object of criticism, derision, or as an easily defeated opposing opinion (i.e., a straw man). Named after a game where sticks or balls are thrown at a clay or wooden head (the Aunt Sally). Primarily heard in UK. I hate hanging out with that crowd, they always aim their jokes at me like I'm an Aunt Sally. My opponent's representation of me is nothing but an Aunt Sally; he refuses to debate me on my true position and instead attacks a fictitious one from afar!
See also: aunt, sally

Bob's your uncle and Fanny's your aunt

A phrase used to emphasize how easily or quickly something can be done. Similar in meaning to "there you have it." Primarily heard in UK, Australia. All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in one pot, let it cook, and then Bob's your uncle and Fanny's your aunt!
See also: and, aunt, uncle

Fanny's your aunt

Used as a humorous response to the phrase "Bob's your uncle," which is used to emphasize how easily or quickly something can be done. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. A: "All you have to do is combine all of the ingredients in one pot, let it cook, and then Bob's your uncle!" B: "And Fanny's your aunt!"
See also: aunt

oh my giddy aunt

dated A mild exclamation of surprise, alarm, dismay, annoyance, or exasperation. Primarily heard in UK, Ireland. Oh my giddy aunt, what a generous gift! Oh my giddy aunt! Don't scare me like that! A: "Oh my giddy aunt, what manner of rubbish are you watching?" B: "Haven't you seen this before? This is the latest reality TV sensation!"
See also: aunt, giddy, oh

Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally

A mnemonic device used in mathematics for remembering the order of operations when calculating an equation: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, Addition and Subtraction. If you find yourself getting confused about whether to square the value before you divide while solving for X and Y, just remember the phrase "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally." A: "I know the answer! X equals 75!" B: "You forgot about Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally—you didn't multiply the two values before subtracting them from the third."
See also: aunt, dear, excuse, please, sally
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Aunt Flo

n. a woman’s menstrual period. (see also visit from Flo. Refers to the menstrual flow.) I am sorry to announce that Aunt Flo has come for a visit.
See also: aunt, Flo
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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