squeaky bum time

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Attributed to Sir Alex Ferguson, famed Scottish football manager and former player.

Noun[edit]

squeaky bum time

  1. (informal, chiefly UK) An exciting part of a sporting event, particularly the final minutes of a close game or season.
    • 2003 March 18, “Fergie just can't stop playing his mind games”, Daily Express, page 62:
      "It's getting tickly now - squeaky-bum time, I call it."