- What does mustard mean in slang?
- Why do we say cut the mustard?
- What does mustard out mean?
- What is another name for mustard?
- What does Fanny’s your aunt mean?
- What does Musterd mean?
- How would you describe mustard?
- Why do we say Bob’s your uncle?
- Why is it called Dressed to the nines?
- What does laying in the cut mean?
What does mustard mean in slang?
That’s why, as early as the 1600s, hot/strong/keen as mustard was a figure of speech for something extremely powerful, passionate, or enthusiastic.
He’s mustard, for example, means “He’s great.” It’s this idea, of mustard as “excellent” or “great,” that seems to be at work in cut the mustard..
Why do we say cut the mustard?
Possibly derived from the idiom ‘to pass muster’, an expression for assembling military troops for inspection. A troop who has achieved excellent performance in, for example, a room inspection, is allowed to skip, or “cut” having to stand a formal muster or formation and go on liberty early, etc.
What does mustard out mean?
The term muster means the process or event of accounting for members in a military unit. This practice of inspections led to the coining of the English idiom pass muster, meaning being sufficient. When a unit is created, it is “mustered in” and when it is disbanded, it is “mustered out”.
What is another name for mustard?
Brassica Kaber, rape, white mustard, Brassica Napus, charlock, field mustard, Brassica Juncea, Chinese Mustard, leaf mustard, Sinapis Arvensis, Indian Mustard, Brassica Nigra, chadlock, Sinapis Alba, Brassica Hirta, wild mustard, colza, Gai Choi, black mustard.
What does Fanny’s your aunt mean?
My Aunt Fanny! There would appear to be an inconsistency in the expression “Bob’s your uncle and Fanny’s your aunt” if the above two meanings are applied, the first phrase meaning everything is fine, settled; the second that it is unbelievable, untrue.
What does Musterd mean?
n pungent powder or paste prepared from ground mustard seeds Synonyms: table mustard Types: dry mustard, powdered mustard. a substance such that one to three tablespoons dissolved in a glass of warm water is a homemade emetic. Chinese mustard. very hot prepared mustard. Type of: condiment.
How would you describe mustard?
The whole, ground, cracked, or bruised mustard seeds are mixed with water, vinegar, lemon juice, wine, or other liquids, salt, and often other flavourings and spices, to create a paste or sauce ranging in colour from bright yellow to dark brown. The taste of mustard ranges from sweet to spicy.
Why do we say Bob’s your uncle?
In 1887, British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil appointed his nephew Arthur James Balfour as Minister for Ireland. The phrase ‘Bob’s your uncle’ was coined when Arthur referred to the Prime Minister as ‘Uncle Bob’. Apparently, it’s very simple to become a minister when Bob’s your uncle!
Why is it called Dressed to the nines?
One theory is that it comes from the name of the 99th Wiltshire Regiment, known as the Nines, which was renowned for its smart appearance.
What does laying in the cut mean?
laying lowAnswered November 24, 2016. Actually, it means laying low, waiting for an opportunity to make a move. The “cut” is an alley or gap between buildings, and that’s where you lay in wait if you’re a mugger looking for a victim.