Posted by David FG on December 23, 2010 at 06:04
In Reply to: Wind yer neck in, Maureen. posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 22, 2010 at 22:33:
: : Wind yer neck in, Maureen.
: : Anyone know where this comes from?
: Which you have heard where, said by whom, meaning what? (VSD)
'Wind your neck in' is a common phrase in Ireland, and 'Maureen' is - or was - an Irish name, being a diminutive of Mary, though it is less popular than it once was.
I doubt that there is one specific origin, though I could well be wrong on this - I frequently am.