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The expression 'I'll go to the foot of our stairs' is used to express surprise. It is a form of exclamation. similar to 'Stone the crows!', ' Strewth!', or more commonly 'What the..!'

The saying originated in the North of England, travelling to others parts of the UK during the 20th century, notably the Birmingham area where it was commonplace, but not much further South, being little known in other parts of the English-speaking world. It is now less used than previously, although it is still staple fare for any writer wishing to write a part for a stage northerner.

As to why they go to 'the foot of their stairs', or even if they actually do, is debatable....any ideas?

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