One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to express selfish complacency.
- ‘Conservative voters may therefore assume it is sensible for them to support a party that will improve their already (generally) privileged economic situation through apparent tax reductions, while dismantling the components of the welfare state that are most needed by others. Such "I'm all right, Jack" thinking is shortsighted.’
- ‘I hope he is not saying "I'm all right Jack (because I'm super rich), why aren't you?". Because most South Africans are not all right, many are panicking.’
- ‘That sounds like: ‘I'm all right, Jack, shame about you.’’
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