bless (one's) cotton socks

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bless (one's) cotton socks

An expression of one's fondness for another person. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Look at this picture that my sweet daughter drew me, bless her cotton socks!
See also: bless, cotton, sock

ˌbless his, her, etc. (little) cotton ˈsocks

(British English, humorous) used to express your affection for somebody because of something they have said or done: And the kids brought me breakfast in bed — bless their little cotton socks!
See also: bless, cotton, sock
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She revealed that the Queen Mother, God bless her cotton socks, was the daughter of her family's French cook.
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And lets be frank about Cathy Jamieson, Gawd bless her cotton socks, but she ain't doctor dynamic.