Meaning of shiver my timbers in English:

shiver my timbers


  • A mock oath attributed to sailors.

    ‘Truly this is worse than the ‘Hey, you can shiver my timbers!’’
    • ‘Well shiver me timbers and blow me down!’
    • ‘A house, is it? Well shiver me timbers. I always wondered what one looked like on the inside.’
    • ‘Well, ‘shiver me timbers’ as he loves to say.’