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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Bit of a mouthful, I agree, but a good indicator of our standing in the - sorry got a frog in the throat - European 'Community' bless their cotton socks.
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They both took the situation in their stride and I could tell that they both secretly loved all the attention - bless their cotton socks!
THE Scottish Lib-Dems are all excited, bless their cotton socks, about another imminent defection to them from the Tories.
Bless their cotton socks. As bad as they are north of the border, England aren't much better.
BLESS their cotton socks, Liberty X are trying to revive their chart career.