it does exactly what it says on the tin

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Etymology[edit]

A series of UK television commercials for Ronseal (sealant products), beginning in the 1990s.

Phrase[edit]

it does exactly what it says on the tin

  1. (idiomatic, UK, Ireland) What is described or what one would expect with no further explanation needed.
    • 2004, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Germany, Lonely Planet, ISBN 1740594711, page 689
      [The Erotic Art Museum] does exactly what it says on the tin: presents erotic art...

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