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Whistlin' Dixie

Posted by ESC on August 17, 2000

In Reply to: Phrase meaning posted by sawcurma on August 17, 2000

: does any one know what " just ain't whistling dixie" means?

YOU AIN'T JUST WHISTLIN' DIXIE -- "You're not just talking or making small talk, you're saying something important, worthwhile. 'Dixie' refers to the popular song." From "Whistlin' Dixie: A Dictionary of Southern Expressions" by Robert Hendrickson (Pocket Books, New York, 1993).