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Variation of "bumpy ride"

Posted by SR on February 23, 2005

In Reply to: Re: "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night." posted by ESC on February 22, 2005

: : Can any one tell me the meaning and origin of "Fasten your seatbelts. It's going to be a bumpy night."?

: : Thanks
: : Hry

: It's from a movie, All About Eve .

: Margo Channing (Bette Davis): Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night

: She said it at the beginning of a party. There were a lot of undercurrents. A lot going on between people at the party.

Passengers on airplanes are often instructed to "fasten your seatbelts" when the ride and conditions are about to get a wee bit bumpy. As ESC said, Bette Davis was forecasting a little turbulence at the party. SR