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 for Your mileage may vary
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Your mileage may vary
      [from the standard disclaimer attached to EPA mileage ratings by American
      car manufacturers]
      1. A ritual warning often found in Unix freeware distributions. Translates
      roughly as ?Hey, I tried to write this portably, but who knows what'll
      happen on your system??
      2. More generally, a qualifier attached to advice. ?I find that sending
      flowers works well, but your mileage may vary.?

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Your mileage may vary
      (YMMV) The disclaimer American car manufacturers
     attached to EPA mileage ratings.  A humourous way of saying
     that the thing under discussion will not necessarily give you
     the same results as the author.  Often used to convey the
     hardware dependence of Unix freeware distributions.
     [{Jargon File]

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