I was startled the other day when a friend of mine who is staying with me right now for a few days was talking about making dinner. He said, "Once they are in, wait twenty minutes and Bob's your uncle". Now, this is almost as strange an expression as "Jings, help my Bob." I am beginning to wonder who is this Bob and is he really my uncle? From what I gather from my conversations, "Bob's your uncle" means something like "Once they are in, wait twenty minutes and you're set", which is what we would say in America. Just another linguistic peril of living in the United Kingdom.
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