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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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a cold day in hellAn event that will never happen.Rate it:

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a cold day in JulyThe time of occurrence of an event that will never happen.Rate it:

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a dumb priest never got a parish(Irish) Those who fail to speak up fail to get what they want.Rate it:

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a few sandwiches short of a picnicExhibiting disquiet or unsoundness of mind; not sane; mad.Rate it:

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a man/woman after your own hearta man or woman who likes the same things or has the same opinions as youRate it:

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a rolling stone gathers no mossA person who never settles in one place will never be successful.A person who does not keep active will grow mouldy.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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a Tinkers DamnDemeaning Words in Deprecating Ejaculation, to wit; "He'll Never Amount To A 'Tinker's Damn!"Rate it:

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a watched kettle never boilsAlternative form of a watched pot never boils.Rate it:

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a watched pot never boilsA process appears to go more slowly if one waits for it rather than engaging in other activities.Rate it:

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a wild goose never laid a tame eggmost things are inherited and predeterminedRate it:

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all y'all'sPossessive of all y'all (standing in for all your).Rate it:

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an apple a day keeps the doctor awayApples are healthy and stave off illness.Eat healthy and you won't get sick.Rate it:

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an army marches on its stomachYou must eat properly if you want to perform tasks well.Rate it:

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and his motherServes as an intensifier for an inclusive noun or phrase such as everyone, anyone, each someone or all someones.Rate it:

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and your little dog tooA statement that not only will the person being addressed be punished but their conspirators will also.Rate it:

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answer for!be held accountable FOR your sins!"'; 'to be responsible for the results, the outcome, the success or failure thereof!Rate it:

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apple never falls far from the treeAlternative form of apple does not fall far from the tree.Rate it:

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apron stringA symbol of the domestic ties binding a male to a female (as a husband to a wife or a son to a mother).Rate it:

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are your ears burningSaid of somebody who was not present but was the topic of discussion.Rate it:

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ask roundTo invite someone to your house.Rate it:

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assume the positionTo turn away, with your hands in a visible and unmovable position so that you can be searchedRate it:

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at latter lammasNever.Rate it:

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back awayOf your attention on the thing in front being avoided.Rate it:

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barking dogs never biteAlternative form of barking dogs seldom bite.Rate it:

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barking dogs seldom bitePeople who make big threats never usually carry them out.Rate it:

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be camera readyMaintain your photo equipment, prepare for instant accessibility, carry film of various speeds.Rate it:

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be motherTo pour out tea for others.Rate it:

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be preparedTo always be in a state of readiness in mind and body to do your duty (motto of the Boy Scouts and pioneers).Rate it:

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bear in mindRemember; consider; note.Rate it:

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beat your arseDepression Expression of threatened punishment if the child or youth ever repeated the act or expression.Rate it:

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bend somebody's earSorry to bend your ear with the whole story, but I think you ought to know.Rate it:

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better let your glasses up. it's fixing to come up a cloud.Roll the car windows up, a thunderstorm is happening soon.Rate it:

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better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at allHaving experience of love, even if it ended, is better than having no experience of love.Love is worthwhile despite the pain involved in separation.Rate it:

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better watch your mouth!Watch what you say....Rate it:

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bite to eatA snack or quick meal.Rate it:

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blank outTo become blank.To temporarily lose memoryHe blanked out five minutes into the meeting.I'm blanking out on your name, I'm afraid.Rate it:

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blind dateA romantic meeting between two people who have never met before.Rate it:

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block outto prevent (a thought) from entering one's mind.Rate it:

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blood is thicker than waterFamily relations and loyalties are stronger than relationships with people who are not family members.1866, Anthony Trollope, The Belton Estate, ch. 30,Blood is thicker than water, is it not? If cousins are not friends, who can be?circa 1915, Lucy Fitch Perkins, The Scotch Twins, ch. 5,The old clans are scattered now, but blood is thicker than water still, and you're welcome to the fireside of your kinsman!Rate it:

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blow someone's mindTo astonish someone, to flabbergast someone.Rate it:

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blow your horn!Boast of one's accomplishments.Rate it:

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Bob's your uncle"No problem", "the solution is simple", "there you have it", you have what you want, all will be well; indicates a desirable conclusion has been reached.Rate it:

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boomshankaA wish of happiness. Purportedly a literal translation (from an unknown language) is, "May the seed of your loin be fruitful in the belly of your woman"Rate it:

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bored out of one's mindExtremely bored.Rate it:

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box your earsA Threat of Violence To { child or youth ] because of a minor infraction.Rate it:

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brass monkeyA cocktail of vodka, rum and orange juice, sometimes with the addition of galliano.Rate it:

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break out of your shellWhen someone is a little shy.Rate it:

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