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Re: Pippin on a mountain

Posted by ESC on July 28, 2006

In Reply to: Pippin on a mountain posted by viv carlson on July 28, 2006

: my mother used to always say things looked like a "" refering to things that looked oversized or out of place. was she being incredibly original or does this saying have a genuine meaning?

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piffy on a rock bun - Phrs. Heard in phrases expressing upset that one has been ignored or left out of an activity. Often heard shortened to "like piffy on a rock", and also just "like piffy". Etymology unknown. E.g."She forgot to tell me the meal had been cancelled, and left me standing in the rain like piffy."[North-west use] (From http://www.peevish.co.uk/slang/p.htm English slang and colloquialisms used in the United Kingdom.)