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Friday 27 Oct 2006: Bob's your uncle
The expression "Bob's your uncle", is thought to have originated when Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, was accused of nepotism when he appointed his nephew, Arthur Balfour, to the post of Chief Secretary for Ireland, after having already appointed the later Prime Minister to two other important posts at an earlier stage.

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