born within the sound of Bow Bells

someone who is born within the sound of Bow Bells is said to be a true cockney (= someone from the East End of London)

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  • born within the sound of Bow Bells — phrase someone who is born within the sound of Bow Bells is said to be a true cockney (=someone from the East End of London) Thesaurus: from specific towns or citieshyponym Main entry: Bow Bells …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bow-bells — n. pl. The bells of Bow Church in London; cockneydom. [1913 Webster] People born within the sound of Bow bells are usually called cockneys. Murray s Handbook of London. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bow bells — /boh/ the bells of Bow church, in the East End district of London: traditionally, a true Cockney is born and raised within the sound of Bow bells. [1590 1600] * * * Bow Bells UK [ˌbəʊ ˈbelz] US [boʊ ˈbelz] Etymology From the name of the bells of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bow Bells — UK [ˌbəʊ ˈbelz] / US [boʊ ˈbelz] born within the sound of Bow Bells Etymology: From the name of the bells of St Mary le Bow Church, London …   English dictionary

  • Bow bells — /boh/ the bells of Bow church, in the East End district of London: traditionally, a true Cockney is born and raised within the sound of Bow bells. [1590 1600] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bow Bells — the church bells of St Mary le Bow in London. It is said that a person born within the sound of (=in a place where you can hear) Bow Bells is a true Cockney …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • East End of London — The East End of London, known locally as the East End, is the area of London, England, east of the medieval walled City of London and north of the River Thames, although it is not defined by universally accepted formal boundaries. Use of the term …   Wikipedia

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