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The meaning of "ups a daisy"

" Ups a daisy "
Meaning:
A saying, usually to a child, after a stumble or fall, to encourage them to get up. (ups is a variant of whoops).
Example:
Ooh, Tommy the toddler, fallen over again have you? Never mind - ups a daisy and let's try again.
Where did it originate?:
America, 20th century. The expression sounds old and English, but it isn't.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but considered dated and coy by many.
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