Spaced Out and Obfuscated

In this puzzle I took an English phrase, spaced it differently, then replaced the resulting words with synonyms or definitions. This is an example to show you what I mean.

Spaced out and obfuscated:

that man tape player button self-esteem

Just spaced out:

he (from "that man")
rew (from "tape player button")
ego (from "self-esteem")

Answer:

he rew ego $->$ here we go

Got it? Then all you have to do is apply the same process to the following:

definite article anime first child mucus coffee container within Scot. Eng. Wal. TCP/IP reply

• Are proper nouns on the table? – gannolloy May 3 '16 at 17:59
• I would guess so, if they're in the puzzle – Matt May 3 '16 at 17:59
• @gannolloy proper nouns are definitely on the table. – Hugh Meyers May 3 '16 at 18:19
• Then this would be easier if I watched anime :( – gannolloy May 3 '16 at 18:19
• @gannolloy use Google. That's what I did. – Hugh Meyers May 3 '16 at 18:21

1 Answer

The answer is

There is no turning back.

Because

definite article = the

anime first child = rei

mucus = snot

coffee container = urn

within = in

Scot. Eng. Wal. = GB

TCP/IP reply = ACK

• Ah darn, faster than I was. I had gotten through the first 3. – charfellow May 3 '16 at 18:32
• I was thinking anime and first child were two different clues. Nicely Done – gannolloy May 3 '16 at 18:34