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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 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 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 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 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 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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aha momentThe moment or instance at which the solution to a problem or other significant realization becomes clear.Rate it:

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all work and no play makes jack a dull boyToo much focus on one's career is often viewed unfavorably.Too much hard work and not enough leisure time can be unhealthy.Rate it:

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an old fuddy, duddyOne Whom Remains Stilted, Unwilling to React in an Up To The Moment Attitude; Dwells in the Past. Rejects modern approaches.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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as soon asAt the moment when; immediately after.Rate it:

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at a moment's noticeImmediately; instantaneously; without need of warning.Rate it:

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at handBeing at the moment the center of attention or the cause of trouble.Rate it:

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at latter lammasNever.Rate it:

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

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blowing hot and coldIndividual expressing frenetic enthusiasm one moment and minutes later showing, expressing extreme misgivings and doubts.Rate it:

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chalkfaceA musical concept or genre in which music is completely improvised and never played twice. Most often mixing elements of hip-hop, metal, punk and avant-garde jazz.Rate it:

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cheaters never prosperOne does not gain from cheating.Rate it:

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crack of dawnThe first moment of daylight; sunrise.Rate it:

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cut it fineTo achieve something at the last possible moment, or with no margin for error.Rate it:

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deadWithout interest to one of the senses; dull; flat.Rate it:

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die on the vineTo fail at an early stage or never come to fruition, typically due to neglect, infeasibility, or lack of resources.Rate it:

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drug on the marketSomething which is overabundant at the moment and thus not in demand.Rate it:

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dull as dishwaterBoring; ordinary.Rate it:

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dull as ditchwaterAlternative form of dull as dishwater.Rate it:

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dumb as a postAn Unkind Expression Relative To The Immediate Response/No-Response Of An Individual to The 'Needs' Of the Instant Moment.Rate it:

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each to his ownEveryone is entitled to their own opinion or tastes.My housemate is a strict vegan. I personally could never not eat meat, but each to his own.Rate it:

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eureka momentThe moment of a sudden unexpected discovery.Rate it:

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Flying DutchmanA Dutch-flagged clipper that is very fast sailing, and never makes it to port, seen on the high seas, where upon being hailed, occupants request information on persons long dead, or leave messages for said people. It is considered bad luck to meet said ship.Rate it:

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golden opportunityIdeal moment to do something.Rate it:

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Greek calendsA time that never occurs; never; when pigs fly.Rate it:

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Hallmark momentA memorable moment or event, one which would make a poignant greeting card.Rate it:

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hold that thought a momentIn conversation which flows rapidly and is complicated or heavily detailed, one' may be asked to retain the just spoken remark so as to avoid confusion and loss of reasoned progress in the matter at hand.Rate it:

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Hollywood momentAn act of great drama.Rate it:

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I never didAn exclamation of great surprise.Rate it:

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if pigs had wingsNever.Rate it:

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in a pig's eyeVery unlikely; probably never.Rate it:

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in the nick of timeAt the last possible moment; at the last minute.Rate it:

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in the reign of queen dickWhen pigs fly; never.Rate it:

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it is a wise child that knows his own fatherOne can never be sure of paternity.Rate it:

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it never rains but it poursUnfortunate events occur in quantity.Rate it:

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