bobsy-die

/ (ˈbɒbzɪˌdaɪ) /

noun

NZ informal fuss; confusion; pandemonium (esp in the phrases kick up bobsy-die, play bobsy-die)

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Word Origin for bobsy-die

from C19 bob's a-dying
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