One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to indicate that the person addressed will have to accept a particular situation, even if it is unwelcome.
- ‘Her favorite saying was, ‘Well, put that in your pipe and smoke it,’ after which she would immediately catch herself and tell us not to smoke anything, and then she'd ask us to forget she said that.’
- ‘I wrote a letter at the beginning suggesting that this was some stuff we found helpful when forming an opinion, and you can put it in your pipe and smoke it and see what it does for you.’
- ‘I'm guessing he will have bottled up all that anger in the hope of exacting revenge and being in the position to tell Jimmy to ‘put that in his pipe and smoke it’ or something similar.’
- ‘Let the other tribeswomen put that in their pipes and smoke it.’
- ‘Put that in your pipes and smoke it - so as long as you're not in a restaurant in Georgia.’
- ‘When the bar is racked for good, Belcastro growls, ‘Tell Ronnie to put that in his pipe and smoke it.’’
- ‘Three months of Boy Scouts when I was eight cured me of that scene once and for all, and you can put that in your pipe and smoke it, amigo.’
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