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Posted 05/23/11 - 6:21 AM:

Put a beggar on horseback and he’ll ride to helllaughing
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Posted 05/24/11 - 12:43 AM:

not this little black duck
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Posted 05/25/11 - 2:46 AM:

Once bitten twice shy laughing
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Posted 06/14/11 - 5:11 AM:

“You put the plug in here, press that switch, and Bob’s your uncle !”.

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Posted 06/15/11 - 1:29 AM:

A Flea In One's Ear!
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Posted 06/29/11 - 1:11 AM:

No names, no pack drill

The full expression no names, no pack drill seems to have been of First World War origin, but has survived the punishment itself. It means that if nobody is named as being responsible, then nobody can be punished, the point being that in some situation or other it’s wisest not to name the person being discussed.

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Posted 07/05/11 - 12:42 PM:

i've not heard of most of these... except "beating around the bush" and "once bitten twice shy"
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Posted 09/06/11 - 4:10 AM:

Make no bones about it.
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Posted 11/01/11 - 11:04 AM:

"Benedict Arnold" is the term used for a turncoat in USA, whereas 'Quisling' is used in most of the Europe and recency(sic) of acquaintance with this term made me report it here!
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Posted 11/04/11 - 1:09 PM:

recency is a great word =D
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Posted 11/04/11 - 1:34 PM:

libertygrl wrote:
recency is a great word =D


I suppose, you would like to read about it more here:
arnoldzwicky.wordpress.com/.../2011/10/27/word-surprise/
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Posted 12/03/11 - 4:47 AM:

A watched pot never boils.
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