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All Gas and Gaiters


All Gas and Gaiters is a British television ecclesiastical sitcom which aired on BBC1 from 1966 to 1971. It was written by Pauline Devaney and Edwin Apps, a husband-and-wife team who used the pseudonym of "John Wraith" when writing the pilot. All Gas and Gaiters was also broadcast on BBC Radio from 1971 to 1972.

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Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

by Robert Allen

gas all gas and gaiters 1 a satisfactory state of affairs. The phrase was first used by Dickens in Nicholas Nickleby (1839), apparently with this meaning, and it was later picked up by P G Wodehouse: see below. The allusion, however, is ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

US, 1845 all gas and gaiters adjective used as a derisory description of bishops and other church dignitaries; pompous nonsense. Originally ...

Google previewThe New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2015)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

Repopularised as a useful catchphrase by the BBC situation comedy All Gas and Gaiters, 1967Â¥1971. all get-out ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Catch Phrases, American and British, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day (1992)

by Eric Partridge

all gas and gaiters is the shortened—the c.p.-form of 'All is gas and gaiters' in Dickens's Nicholas Nickleby, ...

Google previewCassell's Dictionary of Slang (2005)

by Jonathon Green

all gas and gaiters plir. 1 |mid-19C+] satisfactory, ...

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