all up in my kitchen

Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn at WISC.EDU
Wed Feb 4 21:28:49 UTC 2004

Another query I received:

<Where would one go to find the origin of the phrase "all up in my
kitchen," meaning "prying into my personal matters ?"  It appears also to
contain an element of "provoking me." My sister reports having heard this
in Cleveland, and I can find it in some web diaries/blogs, but I've never
encountered it myself.

I'm not familiar with this.  Anyone who can help?



Luanne von Schneidemesser
Dictionary of American Regional English
University of Wisconsin-Madison
600 N. Park St., 6129 H.C. White Hall
Madison WI 53706

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