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Origin and variants of phrase: "let's blow this popsicle stand"

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Origin of 'bog-standard'

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What, was the 'joy' of a hard bargain?

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History of the phrase "strange fruit"

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What is the lost origin of 'hoodlum'?

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cold-cocked by a cocked hat

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A word spoken rarely or never

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what does the phrase "a real word" mean?

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Origin of 'tump' (verb) and 'tumpline' (noun)

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White Noises, Person or People

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What is a revisionist grammar (English)?

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What is "the virtue long gone from the flannel"?

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Is 'metis' more or less offensive in use than 'halfcaste'? [closed]

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White Noises, Woman or Women

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In contemporary use, does 'white noise' enjoy common figurative meaning?