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have a butcher's
To look at something. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "butcher's hook" rhymes with "look." Primarily heard in UK. Come, have a butcher's at this—does it look infected to you?
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take a butcher's
To look at something. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "butcher's hook" rhymes with "look." Primarily heard in UK. Come, take a butcher's at this—does it look infected to you?
See also: take
the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker
People of all ethnicities, professions, and socioeconomic classes. The aim of our program is to draw in and appeal to people from all walks of life—the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-maker, as the rhyme goes.
slang A carpenter or woodworker, especially someone who is inexperienced or unskilled. I'd had a bit of training from my dad, so the company appointed me as their go-to wood butcher whenever they needed something slapped together real quick. Make sure you hire someone who knows what they're doing. I don't want some wood butcher building our new patio!
the butcher, the baker, the candlestick-makerpeople of all kinds.
This phrase comes from the traditional nursery rhyme Rub-dub-dub, Three men in a tub .
have a butcher'shave a look. British informal
Butcher's comes here from butcher's hook , rhyming slang for ‘look’.
See also: have
have/take a ˈbutcher’s(British English, slang) have a look at something: Come over here and have a butcher’s at this!This phrase comes from rhyming slang, in which butcher’s hook stands for ‘look’.
n. a carpenter. See if you can get a wood butcher to fix this broken panel.