elfin safety

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Etymology[edit]

Rendering of health and safety with Th-fronting and H-dropping.

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elfin safety ‎(uncountable)

  1. (Britain, informal, pejorative, humorous) Health and Safety Executive; any reference to a perceived modern obsession with health and safety.
    • 2007, Jonathan Ray, "My new best cellar", The Spectator, Spectator (8 December 2007),
      Heaven knows what Elfin Safety would say.