Usually the term used to describe the anchor player on a team that had a chance to "stick" a teammate with a beer frame, but did not strike The anchor is said to be an "uncle" of the other player See "cousin"
Some people refer to the United States of America or its government as Uncle Sam. They are ready to defend themselves against Uncle Sam's imperialist policies. the US, or the US government, sometimes represented by the figure of a man with a white beard and tall hat (Probably based on U.S., short for United States). Popular U.S. symbol, usually associated with a cartoon figure having long white hair and chin whiskers and dressed in a swallow-tailed coat, vest, tall hat, and striped trousers. The name probably originated with "Uncle Sam" Wilson, a businessman who provided beef to the army during the War of 1812. The "U.S." stamp on his barrels, meant to indicate government property, came to be associated with his nickname, which in time came to symbolize the U.S. government. The Uncle Sam figure evolved in the hands of British and U.S. cartoonists; its most familiar treatment appeared on recruiting posters during World Wars I and II with the caption "I want you
disapproval In the past, some black people used Uncle Tom to refer to a black man when they disapproved of him because he was too respectful or friendly towards white people. This use could cause offence. To the radical blacks of the Sixties, he was an Uncle Tom. A Black person who is regarded as being humiliatingly subservient or deferential to white people. a black person who is too respectful to white people - used to show disapproval (Uncle Tom black slave in the book Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852) by Harriet Beecher Stowe)
(deyim) Bob's your uncle is a commonly used expression known mainly in Britain and Commonwealth countries. It is often used immediately following a set of simple instructions and roughly carries the same meaning as the phrase "and there you have it." For example, "Simply put a piece of ham between two slices of bread, and Bam! Bob’s your uncle!”
[ &[ng]-k&l ] (noun.) 14th century. Middle English uncle from Anglo-Norman uncle from Old French oncle from Latin avunculus (“mother’s brother”; literally, “little grandfather”), diminutive of avus (“grandfather”) from Proto-Indo-European *awo- (“grandfather, adult male relative other than one's father”). Displaced native Middle English eam, eme "maternal uncle" (from Old English ēam "maternal uncle", compare Old English fædera "paternal uncle") from the same Proto-Indo-European root. More at eme.
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