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Look like the back of a bus

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on August 03, 2007

In Reply to: Look like the back of a bus posted by ESC on August 02, 2007

: : I'm trying to find the origins of the saying 'look like the back of a bus'.

: : Could you help, or point me in the right direction?

: Referring to being broad in the behind department?

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No, it's a British phrase just meaning "ugly", with no particular connotation of stoutness; it's at least half a century old, and so well known in the UK that there are jocular variants such as "like the north end of a southbound bus" (VSD)

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