What does done me up like a kipper mean?
done up like a kipper (not comparable) (simile, Britain, slang) cheated or exploited; treated unfairly.
Where does stitched up come from?
The phrase “to stitch up,” first appearing in the late 16th century, initially meant “to put together by sewing,” with the implication that the work is done in a hurry.
What does it mean to kipper someone?
Australian archaic, derogatory, slang an Englishman. verb. (tr) to cure (a fish, esp a herring) by salting and smoking.
What does stitched up mean?
1 : to use a needle and thread to close a large cut or wound The doctor stitched up his wound. The doctor stitched him up. 2 British, informal : to make (an innocent person) appear to be guilty of a crime : frame They stitched him up for murder.
Are kippers herring?
A kipper is a fat herring (caught in season) that has been split through the back, gutted, opened flat, salted or brined to reduce its water content and then cold smoked.
What does it mean to be done up?
To decorate or embellish someone or something, often for a particular occasion.
What does stitch up mean in Australia?
‘getting stitched up’ meaning
To play a prank on someone. It is often something that is planned in advanced, and they that person has been stitched up / you have planned a stitch up. Often will make the person look like a bit of a fool.
What is a kipper British slang?
British English: kipper /ˈkɪpə/ NOUN. A kipper is a fish, usually a herring, which has been preserved by being hung in smoke. American English: smoked herring /ˈsmoʊkt ˈhɛrɪŋ/