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rubber johnnycondom
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Johnny-come-latelyA newcomer; a novice; an upstart.
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Johnny-one-noteA person (or organization) who often expresses a strong opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects.
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Johnny-one-noteAn opinion or viewpoint on a single subject or a few particular subjects which is frequently expressed by a person or organization.
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stage-door JohnnyA man who is infatuated with one or more theatrical actresses and who routinely lingers in and around theatres in an effort to meet and form relationships with the female object(s) of his affection.
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stage-door JohnnyA devoted fan of live theatre and of performing artists, who habitually spends time in and around theatres.
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brown bagA short presentation or seminar on a given subject, especially one given at lunchtime.
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brown breadBread with a brown colour as distinct from white bread, wholemeal, granary or other specific types of bread.
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brown noserOne who sucks up; a bootlicker, ass-kisser, sycophant.
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brown powerThe production of electricity made from conventional sources, such as coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear power.
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brown studyA melancholy mood accompanied by deep thought; a moody daydream.
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brown thumbLack of skill at growing plants; something possessed by a poor gardener.
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brown-noserAlternative spelling of brown noser. (one who flatters others in an obsequious manner.)
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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.
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Bottle of DogNewcastle Brown Ale
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chestnutA dark, reddish-brown colour/color.
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chestnutA reddish-brown horse.
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chestnutOf a deep reddish-brown colour, like that of a chestnut.
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sewer ratbrown rat (Rattus norvegicus)
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throw dirt enough, and some will stickIf enough allegations are made about someone or something, then even if they are all untrue, people's opinion of the person or thing will be diminished.1759, John Wesley, letter to John Downes, Rector of St. Michael's, Wood Street, read at Wesley Center Online at [1] on 14 Oct 06.I hope...that you are ignorant of the whole affair, and are so bold only because you are blind...And blind enough; so that you blunder on through thick and thin, bespattering all that come in your way, according to the old, laudable maxim, 'Throw dirt enough, and some will stick.'1857, Thomas Hughes, Tom Brown's Schooldays, read at fullbooks.com on 14 Oct 06,But whatever harm a spiteful tongue could do them, he took care should be done. Only throw dirt enough, and some will stick.1864, John Henry Newman, Apologia Pro Vita Sua, Penguin Classics (1994), p. 10,Archbishop Whately used to say
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