int. (also ups-a-daisy) expressing encouragement to a child who is being lifted or has fallen.
Etymology: earlier up-a-daisy: cf. LACKADAISICAL

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upsy-daisy 7 [ˈʊpsi deɪzi] [ˈʊpsi deɪzi] [ˈʌpsi deɪzi] [ˈʌpsi deɪzi] (also ups-a-daisy, oops-a-daisy) exclamation
said when you have made a mistake, dropped sth, fallen down, etc. or when sb else has
See also:oops-a-daisy ups-a-daisy  
Word Origin:
[upsy-daisy] mid 19th cent.: alteration of earlier up-a-daisy; compare with lackadaisical.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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