If it isn't weel bobbit we'll bob it again. If it is not done
well enough, we will try again. To bob is to dance, and literally the
proverb means, “If it is not well danced, we will dance over again.”
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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