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Friday, April 14, 2017
Idiom of the Day: in a pig's ear
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An exclamation of emphatic denial, dissent, or disbelief of something. Likely a variant of "in a pig's eye," meaning the same. Primarily heard in UK, Australia.
Friday April 14 2017 Idiom of the Day in a pigs ear

in a pig's ear

in a pig's ear An exclamation of emphatic denial, dissent, or disbelief of something. Likely a variant of "in a pig's eye," meaning the same. Primarily heard...

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Jeenah Rose
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Idiom of the Day: in a/the flash of an/the eye
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So quickly as to seem almost imperceptible (i.e., in the space of time it takes a person to blink).
Thursday April 13 2017 Idiom of the Day in athe flash of

in the flash of an eye

in a/the flash of an/the eye So quickly as to seem almost imperceptible (i.e., in the space of time it takes a person to blink). In the flash of an eye, the ...

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Idiom of the Day: when pigs can fly
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At a time that will never come to pass. (Used to show skepticism or cynicism over someone's hypothetical remark.)
Wednesday April 12 2017 Idiom of the Day when pigs can fly

when pigs can fly

when pigs can fly At a time that will never come to pass. (Used to show skepticism or cynicism over someone's hypothetical remark.) Bob: "If we could just ge...

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Sunday, April 9, 2017
Idiom of the Day: ice maiden
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pejorative A coolly composed, unemotional woman; a woman without affection or warmth of feeling.
Sunday April 9 2017 Idiom of the Day ice maiden pejorative A

ice maiden

ice maiden pejorative A coolly composed, unemotional woman; a woman without affection or warmth of feeling. I don't know how Janet can go out with an ice mai...

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Saturday, April 8, 2017
Idiom of the Day: get wise to (someone or something)
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To become fully aware or cognizant of someone or something, especially if he, she, or it is suspicious, illegal, or malicious in nature or intention.
Saturday April 8 2017 Idiom of the Day get wise to someone

get wise to (someone or something)

get wise to (someone or something) To become fully aware or cognizant of someone or something, especially if he, she, or it is suspicious, illegal, or malici...

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Rudy Benner
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Idiom of the Day: be as good as gone
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To be very nearly, inevitably, or for all intents and purposes lost, departed, defunct, or deceased.
Wednesday April 5 2017 Idiom of the Day be as good as

be as good as gone

be as good as gone To be very nearly, inevitably, or for all intents and purposes lost, departed, defunct, or deceased. After bungling that account last week...

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Idiom of the Day: wash (someone's) mouth out (with soap)
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To punish someone for using rude, vulgar, or obscene language by cleaning his or her mouth with soap (usually used merely as a threat).
Tuesday April 4 2017 Idiom of the Day wash someones mouth out

wash (someone's) mouth out (with soap)

wash (someone's) mouth out (with soap) To punish someone for using rude, vulgar, or obscene language by cleaning his or her mouth with soap (usually used mer...

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