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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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'til the cows come homeAlternative form of until the cows come home.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 day late and a dollar shortCome into the picture minus some necessary fundamental factors or entities.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 lie has no legsYou can't get away with a lie, the truth will always come out.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA polite refusal by someone who has just done a magic trick to reveal how it works.Rate it:

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a magician never reveals his secretsA refusal to explain how one accomplished something impressive.Rate it:

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a miss is as good as a mileA failure remains a failure, regardless of how close to success one has actually come.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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all good things come to an endNothing lasts forever.Rate it:

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all hands on deck!Nautical call for all ships crew to come topside and man their usual station. Work challenge or approaching gale threatens safety of crew and vessel.Rate it:

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all things come to those who wait(dated) A patient seeker will be satisfied in due time; patience is a virtue.Rate it:

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allons-ycome with me, follow meRate it:

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always a bridesmaid, never a brideSaid of a person who has potential that is never fulfilled.Rate it:

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always the bridesmaid, never the brideAlternative form of always a bridesmaid, never a brideRate 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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at bayUnable to come closer; at a distance.Rate it:

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at latter lammasNever.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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besser spät als niebetter late than neverRate 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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blind dateA romantic meeting between two people who have never met before.Rate it:

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blow offTo shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected.Rate it:

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blow to kingdom comeTo totally destroy; to wipe outRate it:

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break coverUsed other than as an idiom. to come out of hiding; to become visible.Rate it:

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break upTo break or separate into pieces; to disintegrate or come apart.Rate it:

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bunch upTo come or gather together.Rate it:

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bygones be bygones, and fair play for time to comeLet all past wrongs be forgotten, with a resumption of cordial relations.Rate it:

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ça ne fait riennever mindRate it:

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can I come inAsks for permission to enter a room.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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chickens come home to roostA person's past wrongdoings will always return to negatively affect them.Rate it:

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choke offTo get rid of, cause to come to an end.Rate it:

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Citations:until the cows come homeFor a very long period of time.Rate it:

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

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come a cropperTo fall headlong from a horse.Rate it:

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come a cropperTo suffer some misfortune; to fail.Rate it:

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come a long wayTo make significant progress.Rate it:

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come aboutTo come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen.Rate it:

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come aboutTo tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking.Rate it:

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come abouthappenRate it:

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