It settles her works

tinkles

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english, danish - australia
I am looking for another way to say this in English. It was on the subtitles of a French film, talking about some jam - "The doctor's wife loves your jam. It settles her works"

Thanks!
 
  • Hockey13

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    AmEnglish/German
    I am looking for another way to say this in English. It was on the subtitles of a French film, talking about some jam - "The doctor's wife loves your jam. It settles her works"

    Thanks!
    I've never quite heard this, but maybe it's one of those "floats her boat" things. If so:

    It floats her boat.

    It butters her bread.

    It toots her horn...?

    All of these are rather cheesy.
     

    . 1

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    Australian Australia
    It is entirely possible that the phrase means she likes the jam because settles her stomach or sooths some form of digestive trouble.

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    Iona

    Senior Member
    English England
    The word 'works' is often used as a euphemism for the digestive and urinary tract. Perhaps the jam in question was fig ,which would indeed settle a problem of constipation!
     
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