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- A is severely injured and lying in bed. B comes over and says We got a doctor coming down here. Hes going to humpty-dumpty your ass back together.

- Dear Sally! What does "humpty-dumpty your ass back together" mean in this context?

Thanks very much, Sally!

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Hi, Steven,

Thanks for giving me a good laugh this morning!  Happy Valentine's Day, over here, also!

There is an English "Nursery Rhyme," meaning a poem sung or chanted to children in the children's room, or "Nursery," when they are young, that has these words:

"Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king's horses and all the king's men
Couldn't put Humpty together again."

The character of Humpty-Dumpty is depicted as a humanized, human-sized, large, chicken's egg in its shell with clothes and a hat on. The character falls off the wall and breaks into pieces that are impossible to restore to wholeness.

I think you can figure out the rest. Check these images out: https://www.google.com/search?q=image+Humpty+Dumpty&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS516US516&espv=210&es_sm=122&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=qh7-Uq-rB6OOyAGs6oGoBg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAQ&biw=752&bih=566

Best to you!  Please rate my answer.

take care,

Sally

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