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    Is it to put a flea in ones ear, but that looks like a worm

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    There's more than one way to crack an egg?

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    A piece of cake

    The idea of cake being “easy” originated in the 1870's when cakes were given out as prizes for winning competitions. In particular, there was a tradition in the US slavery states where slaves would circle around a cake at a gathering. The most “graceful” pair would win the cake the in middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Is it to put a flea in ones ear, but that looks like a worm
    My nan used to say that eating apple pips will make worms grow out of your ears...but I can't find the origin to that
    Last edited by Troy; 23-03-2020 at 10:28 AM.

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    A shadow of your former self

    "If someone or something is a shadow of their former self, they are very much less powerful or impressive than they used to be."

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    Pull your socks up

    From the start of a race where everyone used to pull up their socks in preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy View Post
    Pull your socks up
    cold feet ?

    Apprehension or doubt strong enough to prevent a planned course of action. A loss or lack of courage or confidence; an onset of uncertainty or fear. To “have cold feet” is to be too fearful to undertake or complete an action. A wave of timidity or fearfulness.
    May the bridges I burn light my way

    There is no plan for no deal because we're going to get a great deal - Boris Johnson in HoC 11 July 2017

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    To be under the wings of someone

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    To grab the cat by the tail.

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    Cat got your tongue?

    Self explanatory

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    As bald as a coot

    Coots are water birds whose heads have the appearance of baldness. This doesn't refer to the lack of feathers on the bird's head, but to their white markings. 'Bald' has several meanings, one of which is 'streaked or marked with white'. That's the meaning here, as in 'piebald', used to describe the black and white markings of a horse or other animal

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    Spill the beans
    Give away private information.

    Walking on pins and needles
    Feeling uncomfortable and/or fearful in a certain environment or around a particular person. When you literally picture walking on pins and needles you kind of know that is going to hurt! People use this phrase when talking about dealing with an abusive spouse, a difficult boss, etc.

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    One for Mr Dillinger ...

    Quit "Cold Turkey"?

    "It may be that the original cold turkey was a combination of cold ("straightforward, matter-of-fact") and the earlier talk turkey, which dates back to the early 1800s and refers to speaking plainly. "

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    "Didn't trouble the scorer" ... made little impact on the outcome or achieved less then what was expected.

    On indulgence ...

    Not to be confused with "didn't measure up" and not referring to anyone of this Board

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    ^ not to be confused with the op picture either


    derail

    obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    "Didn't trouble the scorer" ... made little impact on the outcome
    Made no impact on the outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Made no impact on the outcome.
    So, England need 7 runs to win the test match.

    The spin bowler arrives at the pitch, faces 1 ball, blocks and the strike is rotated to the other batsman who hits the winning runs in the subsequent over.

    The spin bowler "didn't trouble the scorer" but, by being last drop, kept their wicket intact had an impact on the game, but "didn't trouble the scorer"

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    cyrille, your correction "didn't measure up"
    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

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    The joker in the pack...

    Don^t know the origin but means something or someone unpredictable like the weather...or coronavirus.

    There's the queen of hearts and jack of spades there too

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    With a cherry on top.

    Origin unknown

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    The whole contention that someone who is out first ball makes no work for the scorer is, of course, completely erroneous.

    I was going to c+p this but it's way too boring, even for me.

    No, you did trouble the scorer | ESPNcricinfo.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    The whole contention that someone who is out first ball makes no work for the scorer is, of course, completely erroneous.

    I was going to c+p this but it's way too boring, even for me.

    No, you did trouble the scorer | ESPNcricinfo.com


    Thanks for agreeing that there is more then one way to interpret an expression

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    How about numbering them instead of us keep repeating them.
    Everyone's a critic . . . not done with criticising my crockery and youngest daughter's lovingly prepared meal . . . sheesh . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by David48atTD View Post
    Thanks for agreeing that there is more then one way to interpret an expression
    No, that wasn't what I posted.

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    Please tell me this isn't another sad excuse for a befuddled acronym thread. Funk may as well go back to decoding if half you funks will live.






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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    not done with criticising my crockery and youngest daughter's lovingly prepared meal . .
    One up the bum, no harm done.

    Up the bum no babies.

    The meal looked good btw, it was just the crockery

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