Bob's Your Uncle.
Posted by TheUnlurker on March 18, 2002
In Reply to: Bob's Your Uncle. posted by ESC on March 16, 2002
:...'Uncle' is British (as well as American) slang for 'pawnbroker,' and a pawnbroker is, presumably, a friend in need...
How is a pawnbroker a friend "in need"? Surely, if anything, the pawner (pawnor/pawnee/whatever) is the one in need.
- A friend in need ESC 03/18/02