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Wind yer neck in, Maureen.

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.