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Phrase. July 5, 2012, Word of the Day


Desi version of 'Attention' and 'Stand at Ease' (a.k.a 'stanitees' in peter english medium schools). Used in schools throughout the country to inculcate some sense of discipline among the naughty brats, and needless to say, failing miserably.


PT teacher : Saaaaavvvdhaaan !!!
(thump !)
PT teacher : Children, lift your knees till your stomach when doing savdhaan-vishram.

Students (muttering under their breath) : Nim Amman / Unga Amma / Teri maa ki (substitute suitable mother abusing phrase from any indian language of your choice) !!

Added 2011-10-05 by Thikka Kobbu