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he’s got that round his neck expression or saying

He has deeply misunderstood and/or perpetrated a severe tangle

Example

A: He says there’s no need for a deferred tax provision

B: Well he’s got that round his neck

Origin

From Ian P, a friend of Mark’s at PW B’ham

Collected by

Mark – 1980s
Mark Iliff – owner

Notes

Could in theory apply equally to women but, whether from chivalry or scarcity of women in 1980s professional firms, there are no known instances.

Ian went on to be top boss of PwC. Mark did not.

Submitted: 01/03/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 01/03/2022 15:14 by Mark

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