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depression daze - depression daysMy life of 'Depression Daze' during Depression Days; 1929-1939Rate it:

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Appendix:Snowclones/with great X, comes great YStates a causation in which Y follows X. Often, this phrase is used in a solemn tone, employed sarcastically for minor things that are not nearly as serious as suggested.Rate it:

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a great dealVery much; to a great extent; a lot; lots.Rate it:

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no great shakesUnexceptional; not special or noteworthy; not very effective.Rate it:

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go great gunsTo perform particularly well; to be particularly successful.Rate it:

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go great gunsTo move or proceed very quickly.Rate it:

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go to great lengthsTo make a major effort; to be very careful when doing something, especially to an extreme or excessive degree.Rate it:

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great beyondthe afterlifeRate it:

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great danedogRate it:

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great dealA large number or amount.Rate it:

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great jobwell done; congratulations!Rate it:

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great mindsA shortened form of great minds think alikeRate it:

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great minds think alikeUsed to emphasize a coincidence, or two people reaching the same conclusion in any manner at the same time.Rate it:

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great oaks from little acorns growAlternative form of mighty oaks from little acorns grow.Rate it:

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great unwashedA contemptuous term for the populace, particularly the working class.Rate it:

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now that's a great questionWith few exceptions...Rate it:

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a page turnerA story, a book, an article of great interest can become a page turner.Rate it:

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balls-outExtreme, extremely greatRate it:

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el doradoplace of great richesRate it:

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field dayA great time or a great deal to do, at somebody else's expense.Rate it:

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flutter in the dovecoteI further argued that the principal cause for the political deadlock that persisted for thirty years after the guns fell silent was Israeli intransigence rather than Arab intransigence. The appearance of the first wave of revisionist studies excited a great deal of interest and controversy in the media and more than a flutter in the academic dovecote. — Israel Confronts Its Past.Rate it:

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go through the roofA dramatic physical or emotional reaction or tirade to any of these. A disappointment, a great omission or error, an unnecessary loss due to inattention or carelessness.Rate it:

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Green ThumbHaving a great ability to grow flowers and plants, someone who is skill full in growing plantsRate it:

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in one hell of a hurryIn a very great hurry; very fast or hastily.Rate it:

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King Shit of Turd IslandA person with pretensions of great importance.Rate it:

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lab ratA student or employee who spends a great deal of time working in a laboratory.Rate it:

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loaded to the gillsDrunk outa His Mind; Drunk as a Skunk Depression Daze Expression By; H.C.BeachRate it:

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magna auctoritate esseto possess great authority; to be an influential person.Rate it:

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Man On The Roof!Depression Daze "Warning" in a Social Gathering or 'Knot of Male Conversationalists' of proximity of A Lady Within Earshot, So "Watch Your Filthy Language!"Rate it:

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mighty oaks from little acorns growSomething great can come from a modest beginning.Don't give up on the project - mighty oaks from little acorns grow!Rate it:

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needs a swift kick in the slats!Depression Expression; Threats and assertions of physical violence toward certain individuals during 'hard times' was common. Circa 1929-1939.Rate it:

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nerves of steelGreat bravery, courage or composureRate it:

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off the top of one's headWithout great thought or investigation; extemporaneous; natural; offhand.Rate it:

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set the thames on fireTo achieve something amazing; to do something which brings great public acclaim.Rate it:

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Sitting PrettyTo be in great or beneficiary position, to be in favorable or lucky positionRate it:

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to 'put out''put out'; To engage in 'heavy petting' or 'sexual congress'. a Depression expression, may be archaic:Rate it:

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to the maxTo a great degree or extent; very.Rate it:

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a 'lotta baloney'Depression Expression judging a statement, assertion or a description as being much similar as slices of 'bologna':Rate it:

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she would rip a dog off a gut wagonA gut wagon was a horse drawn wagon that was used for collecting butcher's scraps for further processing. The wagons were often followed by determined and persistent dogs intent on eating the contents of the wagon. It took a great deal of effort to keep these dogs away from or off the wagon. A person's appearance ugly or objectionable enough to discourage or scare the dogs from the gut wagon would be ugly indeed.Rate it:

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well, i neverAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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beat downTo strike with great force.Rate it:

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every silver lining has a cloudEvery good situation has the potential to turn bad.2007, Diab A. Shetayh, Actuality : The Reality RequiemA great partnership isn't a self-maintaining entity. Perseverance and persistence make it thrive. For every silver lining has a cloud. Ignorance of this reality is not an option.Rate it:

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make beautiful music togetherTo have a great romantic relationship with each other.Rate it:

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pack awayTo eat a great deal.Rate it:

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raking in the doughIn the Depression Daze, we had 'Cupee' , 'Whitehouse' and a few 'hot dog'/Coney Island shops to rake in the dough of 'hard-put' citizens of the 1930's:Rate it:

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The Hell You Say?Depression Daze Ejaculation Offered In Response to Another's Astonishing, Earth Shaking, Unbelievable, Astounding 'Remark':Rate it:

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under the gunUnder great pressure to perform.Rate it:

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whoop it upTo have a great time; to party or revel excessively or noisily.Rate it:

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winter ratAn old, unattractive automobile, purchased for little money, to be driven during brutal Great Lakes winters while the owner's "good" car remains garaged and protected from corrosive road salt for the season.Rate it:

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MAGAInitialism of Make America Great Again.Rate it:

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