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Re: Tears before Bedtime

Posted by TheFallen on October 02, 2004

In Reply to: Tears before Bedtime posted by Word Camel on October 02, 2004

: This is a fairly common phrase in the UK. It's a portend of crisis to come. So, perhaps someone at a party is drunkenly singing ABBA songs while his/her spouse looks on with disgust. The phrase would apply then. Any ideas about its origin? We don't seem to have it on the site at all.

No idea as to origin, but very similarly ominous is the expression "it's all good fun until someone gets their eye poked out", also in humorous usage here in the UK.