handbags

handbags

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Etymology

handbag +‎ -s; in sense “fight”, clipping of handbags at dawn, handbags at ten paces (1980s).

Pronunciation

Noun

handbags

  1. plural of handbag
  2. (Britain, slang) An insignificant fight or argument.
    • 2011, Daniel Sperling, Ant McPartlin: 'Pub scuffle was just handbags', Digital Spy
      "It was just a scuffle in a pub, a bit of… handbags. Nine times out of ten, people are nice to us."

Related terms

  • the handbags come out

Interjection

handbags

  1. (Britain, slang) Said jocularly in response to a particularly derogatory, bitchy or catty dialogue; calm down; cool it.
    Person A: Not another cheeseburger, Marcia?
    Person B: What's it to you?
    Person A: Well, you're fat enough as it is.
    Person B: You can talk!
    Person C: Ooh - handbags ladies!

Synonyms

  • meow!

Anagrams

  • shag band

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