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BamaGirl October 22nd, 2014 3:51am

Inspired by NCIS:NOLA - If I said, "Now, don't get all bowed up." Would you know what I meant?

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/21/14 11:03 pm

Think more like riled up.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/21/14 11:05 pm

I think it comes from the idea of someone pushing his chest out & arching his back as a sign of bravado & thereby looking like a bow from the side.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/21/14 11:07 pm

That's what I visualized when I saw your answer. Makes sense. ❤️

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OldLady
10/22/14 7:39 am

I would interpret it like a bow and arrow. Don't get all tight and ready to spring.

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Krystina Let Freedom Reign
10/21/14 9:14 pm

Only because I watch the show.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/22/14 9:07 am

I'm guessing us don't get all puffy. Or when someone gets mad and that kind of puff out

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/21/14 8:53 pm

Apparently, this is a regional expression, at least that was the implication on NCIS:NOLA tonight. I have heard that all my life, but never thought of it as regional. I looked it up & it fits one of the definitions of bowed.

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BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/21/14 8:54 pm

BTW, the bow is pronounced like a hair bow, not take a bow.

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elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
10/22/14 8:44 am

... & becuz I saw the show. :-)

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imanag My heaven on Earth
10/21/14 8:58 pm

Statgat's a LA native, every now and again that'll slip out in his conversation.

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