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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 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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able to get a word in edgewiseAble to participate in the conversation; able to interrupt another person's monologue.Rate it:

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anticonstituellementin french, this word is the biggest word in the whole history of french... it means: I Constantly think you are bugging me, back off or you will regret it.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 good as one's wordFaithful to a promise one has made.Rate it:

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at latter lammasNever.Rate it:

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bad wordA vulgar word.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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bite one's tongueTo forcibly prevent oneself from uttering a word.Rate it:

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blanket termA word or phrase that is used to describe multiple groups of related things. The degree of relation may vary. Blanket terms often trade specificity for ease-of-use; in other words, a blanket term by itself gives little detail about the things that it describes or the relationships between them, but is easy to say and remember. Blanket terms often originate as slang, and eventually become integrated into the general vocabulary.Rate it:

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

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breathe a wordto divulge a secret (usually used with a negative)Rate it:

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bush telegraphA system used by undeveloped societies in remote regions for communication over long distances, such as drum sounds, word-of-mouth relay, or smoke signals.Rate it:

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cargo-200the code word referring to casualties for transportation in the Soviet and modern Russian military. In its official meaning, Cargo 200 refers to bodies contained in zinc-lined coffins, but in military context this code word can be used for dead bodies as they are transported from the battlefield.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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chicken outBack-out of an activity because of fear or other mindless reason. Refuse to keep your word.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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dirty wordA word that is considered vulgar, not necessarily sexual in nature.Rate it:

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dirty wordThe name of a topic that a person does not like to hear or discuss.Rate it:

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drop the f-bombTo utter the word fuck.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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false friendA word in a foreign language bearing a deceptive resemblance to a word in one's own language.Rate it:

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figure of speechA word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language.Rate it:

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fill in the blankA type of question or phrase with one or more words replaced with a blank line, giving the reader the chance to add the missing word(s).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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from the word goFrom the very beginning; from the outset; immediately upon starting.Rate it:

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get a word in edgewaysAlternative form of get a word in edgewise.Rate it:

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get a word in edgewiseTo break into or participate in a conversation.Rate it:

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good as one's wordFaithful to a promise one has made.Rate it:

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

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hang on every wordTo be completely attentive to what another person is saying.Rate it:

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have a wordTo speak to someone in private, often with a negative implication.Rate it:

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have a word withTo talk or speak with.Rate it:

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have a word with oneselfTo think about one's attitudes or behaviour with a view to reform.Rate it:

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Humpty DumptyismThe practice of insisting that a word means whatever one wishes it to.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 reign of queen dickWhen pigs fly; never.Rate it:

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