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Definition for p-q (2 of 2)
p's and q's
manners; behavior; conduct (usually preceded by mind or watch): The children were told to mind their p's and q's.
Origin of p's and q's
First recorded in 1770–80; perhaps from some children's difficulty in distinguishing the two letters
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British Dictionary definitions for p-q
p's and q's
behaviour within social conventions; manners (esp in the phrase to mind one's p's and q's)
Word Origin for p's and q's
altered from p (lea) se and (than) k-you's
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