And BOB’S YOUR UNCLE is an expression of unknown origin, commonly used in Britain and Commonwealth nations. Typically, someone says it to conclude a set of simple instructions. The story goes … Lord Salisbury, appointed a favorite nephew, Arthur Balfour, to several political posts in the 1880s. Balfour went on to become Prime Minister after his uncle, but his early political appointments were considered inappropriate as he had shown no prior interest in public work. It is unlikely that Arthur Balfour would ever have become a celebrated politician without the patronage of his influential uncle.

Bob’s your uncle
Follow your Uncle Bob
He knows what to do
He’ll look after you

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