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Bob's your uncle

"No problem", "the solution is simple", "there you have it", you have what you want, all will be well; indicates a desirable conclusion has been reached.

Etymology:

  • Unknown. First printed usage from 1937. Several unsupported theories exist about its origin. A common explanation, involving Arthur Balfour gaining a promotion through the supposed intercession of his uncle, Robert Cecil, is doubted because the expression did not appear in print until 1930.
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Insert the plug, press the switch, and Bob's your uncle.
You want to go to the stadium? Go straight on until you reach the park, take the first left and Bob's your uncle!

Submitted on July 07, 2010

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