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    Well if we┤re just going to take random shots in the dark I would guess the expression referrers to someone with a hangover.

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    LOL! It could mean that as well, when you have a hangover you're sluggish, tired, and overall on slow mode.

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    LOL! True. I haven't had a hangover in a while but that's exactly how it feels.

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    Well, all of you are right to a degree. To have "a hitch in your giddy-up" is a pretty common phrase in EU. It's very informal and like many expressions it can have a variety of meanings. It generally means that someone has a problem with physical movement(s), like a drunk staggering, a person (or animal) with an injury trying to run, a golfer with a bad swing, etc.

    It can also be used to describe a machine that isn't running right...a car engine that miss-fires, a balky copy machine, a malfunctioning telephone, anything that has a "hitch" in it's movement.

    In short, it's a way of saying that something or someone is not performing quite right and can be applied to almost anything.
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    Yay! Glad to here we are all right. Thanks for clarifying the definition for us. I am happy to have learned a new phrase and its meaning. I will make great effort to not have a hitch in my giddy-up.

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