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What's the meaning of 'couldn't make your car'?

"Couldn't make your car" = Couldn't decode your car as a police car. "To make" is American police code for making out or spotting that a plain-clothes officer is an undercover cop: ...
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"Neither wonder" - is it a thing?

It is a thing, and it appears to be a Scottish thing. Search ”neither wonder you” for examples. Here are a few: Neither wonder you’re so pleased Sjoerd!! That’s a whole heap of beans. —eileen / ...
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Origin of "they don't know they're born"?

If we start from a context that gives the meaning of the saying: "The Joy of Youth" by Eden Phillpotts (1913) - Page 91 “Well, honestly, these fellow creatures of yours don't know they're ...
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