Meaning – An exclamation of incredulity or annoyance.
Origin of Bob's your Uncle
"Bob's your Uncle" is a way of saying "you're all set" or "you've got it made." It's a catch phrase dating back to 1887, when British Prime Minister Robert Cecil (a.k.a. Lord Salisbury) decided to appoint a certain Arthur Balfour to the prestigious and sensitive post of Chief Secretary for Ireland.
Not lost on the British public was the fact that Lord Salisbury just happened to be better known to Arthur Balfour as "Uncle Bob." In the resulting furor over what was seen as an act of blatant nepotism, "Bob's your uncle" became a popular sarcastic comment applied to any situation where the outcome was preordained by favoritism. As the scandal faded in public memory, the phrase lost its edge and became just a synonym for "no problem."
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by M. R. Traska Sep 19, 2005
Meaning: In secret. For example, "They met behind closed doors when they decided to make their decision."
Meaning: Working under tremendous pressure. For example, "Everyone at the office has been under the gun since this new manager arrived."
similar to someone who is better known than you are for their achievements or experience. For example, "Einstein didn't do so well in school, so you're in good company."
similar to Keep good company