close your eyes and think of England


Variants include;

  • to think of the Empire
  • to lie back and think of England
  • to put up with any unpleasant action;
  • to do what you have to but don’t want to;
  • to give into any unwanted sexual advances


  • The CEO’s idea is ridiculous, but we cannot change it. We’ll just have to close our eyes and think of England.
  • “When I hear his steps outside my door I lie down on my bed, open my legs and think of England.” (From Lady Hillingdon’s diary 1912)

Augen zu und durch! (sinngemäß)

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