Idiom – Bob’s Your Uncle
Bob’s Your Uncle – Idiom of the Day
This is an informal British expression which conveys how easy it is to achieve a certain task.
No one knows for sure, but a common origin story is that the expression arose after the British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, (“Bob”) appointed his nephew Arthur Balfour as Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1887, an act of nepotism. From then on, “Bob’s your uncle” meant that you could achieve something quite easily.
- You just have to fill out an application form, and Bob’s your uncle.
- Scrambled eggs is the easiest thing to make. Just whisk some eggs, add them in the pan, move them about, and Bob’s your uncle.
- Treating a grazed knee is simple. Just wash it in cool water, add some coconut oil, and Bob’s your uncle.
- It’s not hard to get an A on this course. Just attend class regularly, go over your notes daily, and Bob’s your uncle.
- You know, killing someone isn’t really that complicated. You just slip something in their tea, and Bob’s your uncle. Remember, this is for educational purposes only!
- People think cooking steak is a lot harder than it actually is. You need to remember three things: the pan should be screaming hot, the meat should be at room temperature, and the fat or oil you’re cooking the steak in, should have a high smoke point. You got those three down, then Bob’s your uncle.
- People have no idea how easily their locks can be picked. All you need is the proper set of tools, and Bob’s your uncle.