it does exactly what it says on the tin

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EtymologyEdit

A series of UK television commercials for Ronseal (sealant products), beginning in the 1990s.

PhraseEdit

it does exactly what it says on the tin

  1. (idiomatic, UK, Ireland) What is described or what one would expect with no further explanation needed.
    • 2004, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Germany, Lonely Planet, ISBN 1740594711, page 689
      [The Erotic Art Museum] does exactly what it says on the tin: presents erotic art...

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Last modified on 21 June 2013, at 01:09