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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 about

1. To waste time or procrastinate by doing something unproductive or unhelpful; to fool around or spend time idly. Primarily heard in UK. Would you quit fannying about and give me a hand cleaning the house? I should have started this essay last week, but I've been fannying about with my new video game console.
2. To wander around a place, especially in an aimless or idle manner. Primarily heard in UK. After I quit my job, I spent six months fannying about Paris.
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Fanny Adams

obsolete A ration of tinned mutton, as provided upon a naval ship. This macabre sobriquet was taken from the name of an eight-year-old girl who was brutally murdered in 1867, thus likening the quality of the meat rations to the remains of the young girl. I swear if I have to eat Fanny Adams one more time, I will throw myself overboard.
See also: Adam, fanny

fanny around

1. To waste time or procrastinate by doing something unproductive or unhelpful; to fool around or spend time idly. Primarily heard in UK. Would you quit fannying around and give me a hand cleaning the house? I should have started this essay last week, but I've been fannying around with my new video game console.
2. To wander around a place, especially in an aimless or meandering manner. Primarily heard in UK. After I quit my job, I spent six months fannying around Paris.
See also: around, fanny

fanny fart

1. noun, vulgar slang A sudden expulsion of air from the vagina, often resembling the sound of flatulence. "Fanny" is a vulgar slang term for the vagina. Primarily heard in UK.
2. verb, vulgar slang To expel air out of the vagina in a manner resembling flatulence. Primarily heard in UK.
See also: fanny, fart

fanny-dipper

slang A swimmer, as opposed to a surfer. Hey, watch out for those fanny-dippers when you go back out there with your surfboard.

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

sweet Fanny Adams

slang Nothing at all. The term is a euphemistic substitution for "sweet fuck all," which means the same thing. Sometimes shortened to "sweet FA." I worked there for 20 years and was dismissed with sweet Fanny Adams to show for it!
See also: Adam, fanny, sweet
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sweet Fanny Adams

absolutely nothing at all. informal
Fanny Adams was the youthful victim in a famous murder case in 1867 , her body being mutilated and cut to pieces by the killer. With gruesome black humour, her name came to be used as a slang term for a type of tinned meat or stew recently introduced to the Royal Navy; the current meaning developed early in the 20th century. Sweet Fanny Adams is often abbreviated in speech to sweet FA , which is understood by many to be a euphemism for sweet fuck all .
See also: Adam, fanny, sweet
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

fanny

n. the buttocks. (Euphemistic in the U.S. The term has taboo implications in the U.K.) He fell down right on his fanny.

fanny-bumper

n. an event that draws so many people that they bump into one another. There was a typically dull fanny-bumper in the village last night.

fanny-dipper

n. a swimmer, as opposed to a surfer. (California.) The fanny-dippers are not supposed to go out that far.
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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