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Supposedly Common expressions or sayings you've never heard before

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There was a £100 question on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire once where the answer was His Nibs. Nope, never heard of it. Woulda have to have lifelined.
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Mark Deeks wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:26 pm There was a £100 question on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire once where the answer was His Nibs. Nope, never heard of it. Woulda have to have lifelined.
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Fiona T wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:28 pm
Mark Deeks wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:26 pm There was a £100 question on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire once where the answer was His Nibs. Nope, never heard of it. Woulda have to have lifelined.
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Mark Deeks wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:26 pm There was a £100 question on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire once where the answer was His Nibs. Nope, never heard of it. Woulda have to have lifelined.
Wasn't there a cartoon strip in The Beano called "His Nibs" about a group of mice?
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There may well have been, but I am neither a comics guy nor of the Beano generation. Just never heard of that phrase, guess it's more ubiquitous than I would ever have thought.
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I've never heard it either from what I can recall.
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Paul Worsley wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 11:16 pm
Mark Deeks wrote: Mon Nov 20, 2023 3:26 pm There was a £100 question on Who Wants to Be A Millionaire once where the answer was His Nibs. Nope, never heard of it. Woulda have to have lifelined.
Wasn't there a cartoon strip in The Beano called "His Nibs" about a group of mice?
Apparently, it was called "The Nibblers" and the head mouse was called His Nibs.
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Yeah def one I heard a lot growing up. Used for someone (male obv) who expected to by waited on - "see if his nibs wants a cup of tea"
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Maybe their is a threshold for the saying
Im guessing those under forty may not have heard it used.
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Another one is wearing a hair shirt.

I also had to look up what a charley horse is
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"If ifs and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a merry Christmas."

Didn't hear it recently but was surprised to have not discovered it until 25+
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One I've only heard recently.
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