handbags

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

handbags

  1. plural form of handbag
  2. (UK, slang) An insignificant fight or argument.

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Interjection[edit]

handbags

  1. (UK, 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!

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