Hold ’er, Newt! This primarily Southern idiom means either “Hold on tight!” or “Giddy-up!” It apparently derives from the idea of a high-spirited horse. Variants of this expression sometimes add “she’s headed for the rhubarb” or “she’s headed for the barn!” This is part of a complete episode.

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  1. cjacobs1066 says:

    Saw this recently:

    http://www.islandportpress.com/headin-for-the-rhubarb.html
    Headin’ for the Rhubarb! A New Hampshire Dictionary (well, kinda) Written by Rebecca Rule

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