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Re: Up the pictures!!

Posted by Gary on May 05, 2004

In Reply to: Up the pictures!! posted by sean on May 05, 2004

: This phrase has been used in UK for a nmuber of years and I have no idea where it comes from!!

: The phrase means "broken".

: As in, "my TV is up the pictures!!"

I've never heard that. In my Black Country youth 'up the pictures' would have meant 'at the pictures', as in phrases like 'are you coming up our house after tea?'. 'The pictures' was the local cinema aka. flea pit.