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"never mind your mother sonny.... eat your bleedin' orange"I worked with a man from Foulridge, Lancashire for over 35 years who often used this phrase whenever there was a problem and he wasn't sure of the answer!.. Said the phrase came from a "chap I used to work with in Colne... but he didn't know what it meant either"Rate it:

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'tis the seasonIndicating that it is the time of year around Christmas, and that things associated with that time period are happening or likely to happen.Rate it:

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1600 Pennsylvania AvenueThe residence and offices of the President and certain members of his staff.Rate it:

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1600 Pennsylvania AvenueThe current President and the closest members of his administration.Rate it:

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26+6=1The 26 counties of the Republic of Ireland and the 6 counties of Northern Ireland together make a single United Ireland.Rate it:

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a bean counterOne whom keeps track of minute details. One whom counts trivialities and overlooks the major items of the moment.Rate it:

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a big blow hardOne whom exaggerates, over emphasizes personal prowess and accomplishments.Rate it:

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a blessing and a curseSomething that is both a benefit and a burden, or that may seem initially beneficial but also brings unforeseen negative consequencesRate it:

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a boon and a baneSomething that is both a benefit and an affliction.Rate it:

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a bright futureAn uplifting, reassuring, self fulfilling, confident outlook relative to a major change, opportunity, circumstance, windfall, inheritance, promotion which provides all elemental criteria for a bright future.Rate it:

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à cheval donné on ne regarde pas à la brideOne does not look a gift-horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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à cheval donné on ne regarde pas à la bride (or, à la dent)One does not look a gift-horse in the mouth.Rate it:

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a closed mouth gathers no feetOne who does not speak can be certain he won't say anything embarrassing.Rate it:

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à cor et à criWith hue and cry; Vehemently.Rate it:

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a dark horseHaving Nothing To Do With The Color Of A Fantasy Horse, Rather An Expression Of A Winner, A Success Story, A Triumph Suddenly Developing, Revealing Itself All In A Positive Manner:Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortAction that was taken too late and too feeble to be of any use.Rate it:

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a day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.Rate it:

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a fool and his money are soon partedIt is easy to get money from foolish people, especially rich ones.Rate it:

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a fresh fucked fox in a forest fireSomething which is extremely hot, in any sense. Hot weather, sexual arousal, one who is wanted by the police, etc. are all described as "hotter than..." or "as hot as a fresh fucked fox in a forest fire",Rate it:

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a gentleman and a scholarAn admirable person.Rate it:

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a house is not a homeA home is not merely a building but requires inhabitants and a friendly atmosphere.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentThe exertion of more than seems possible, hence 110%, not 100%, the usual maximum amount possible.Rate it:

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a hundred and ten percentA level of effort exceeding one's sustained capacity, possibly risking injury.Rate it:

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a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single stepeven the longest and most difficult ventures have a starting pointRate it:

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à l'anglaisecoated by dipping in flour, egg, and breadcrumbsRate it:

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a la carteorder and payRate it:

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à la cour du roi chacun pour soiEvery man for himself and the devil take the hindmost. Rate it:

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a leopard cannot change its spotsOne cannot change one's own nature.1597, William Shakespeare, Richard II Act i, Scene 1 (First Folio):King. Lyons make Leopards tame.Mowbray. Yea but not change his ?pots.1611, King James Version of the Bible, Jeremiah 13:23:Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?1820, Walter Scott, Ivanhoe Chapter 32:End now all unkindness. Let us put the Jew to ransom, since the leopard will not change his spots, and a Jew he will continue to be.1918, Johnston McCulley, Thubway Tham's Inthane Moment:The leopard cannot change his spots, old boy.Rate it:

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a little bit of bread and no cheesethe song of the yellowhammer.Rate it:

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à l’en croire il a eu tous les prixIf he is to be believed he won all the prizes.Rate it:

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à l’impossible nul n’est tenuThere is no doing impossibilities; No living man all things can.Rate it:

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a man's home is his castle(US) a proverbial expression of personal privacy and securityRate it:

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a party animalAn individual whom lives, thinks, reflects, promotes, enjoys, raucous, wild, off the deep end, exotic; parties, gatherings, happenings and blasts.Rate it:

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a pick-upA female whom frequents venues where males spend their spare time in billiards, drinking, lounging and where she seeks temporary companionship for ulterior motives.Rate it:

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à plus forte raisonAll the more reason; A fortiori.Rate it:

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a pull of the hair for being unfairThe general response to "A kick and a flick for being so quick", which is in turn a response in itself to "A pinch and a punch for the first day of the month".Rate it:

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a quick drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death, especially by hanging.Rate it:

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a riddle wrapped up in an enigmaSomething very mysterious and hidden.Rate it:

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a rising tide lifts all boatsBenefits provided to a few may lead to conditions that are beneficial to all.Rate it:

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a scholar and a gentlemanAn admirable person.Rate it:

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a short drop and a sudden stopA fall to one's death by hanging.Rate it:

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a smoke screenEarly sea battles demonstrated the value of gun smoke and smoke from burning ships to hide one battleship from one belonging to the enemy. Later, smoke was generated prior to commencing battle so as to make it more difficult for gun crews to spot the targeted vessel. This tactic became known as a smoke screen.Rate it:

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go downAn otherwise unpleasant situation can be pleasant when a pleasant aspect is deliberately introduced.1999, Eli Yassif, The Hebrew Folktale: History, Genre, Meaning, Indiana University Press, ISBN 0253335833, page 372,One is known as the "sweetening parable," that is to say a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. Thus, when the aim is to preach to the people, to guide them along the "bitter," arduous path of upholding burdensome precepts and prohibitions, a tale can lighten the load, make the "medicine" easier "to swallow."2001, Maureen Reagan, First Father, First Daughter: A Memoir, Little, Brown, ISBN 0316736368, page 319,It put some fun into the tedious business of preparing for a presidential debate. A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?2004, John Hoover, How to Work for an Idiot: Survive & Thrive... Without Killing Your Boss, Career Press, ISBN 1564147045, page 11,If a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, a barrel of laughs can wash down the big pills you might need to swallow.Rate it:

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a stich in time saves nineWhat ever work you have you should perform the and there, thereby your work being helped others work.Rate it:

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