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Re: Unflappable = SUPERMAC

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Posted by John Wilson on September 29, 2020 at 04:10:14 user hugo.

In Reply to: Unflappable and the navy posted by John Nichols on September 27, 2020 at 07:19:14:

My "Brewer’s Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Phrase and Fable" (1991/1992) has under ''unflappable'':
Inperturable, remaining calm in a crisis; from flap, a state of excitement, panic or confusion. The epithet was originally applied to the British Prime Minister Harold Macmillan (see SUPERMAC) in 1958 , who was also referred to as a “legend of unflappability”. But what event in 1958; the Wikipedia article has various events in Britain like the inauguration of STD (no; Subscriber Trunk Dialling!) and Britain’s first motorway the Preston Bypass?

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