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all my eye (and Betty Martin)

Nonsense talk. The origin of this phrase is disputed, but it may have originated with a sailor whose retelling of a beggar's (misheard) words was regarded as nonsense. Oh please, she's not rich. Any talk of wealth is all my eye and Betty Martin. If he says he's good at tennis, it's all my eye—he's terribly uncoordinated on the court.
See also: all, betty, eye

betty

1. n. some fake drugs; a bad drug buy. John’s supplier slipped him some betty.
2. n. a good-looking girl or woman. (Usually Betty.) Who’s your new Betty, Bob?
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029 2087 8889 THEATRE Collective Rage:A Play in Five Betties Betty is rich; Betty is lonely; Betty's busy working on her truck; Betty wants to talk about love, but Betty needs to hit something.