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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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A comedy film (1979) starring Dudley Moore as a sexually obsessed middle-aged composer who marks his girls 1

1984

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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A year of the 20th century long regarded as apocalyptic and entered as such in the Oxford English Dictionary.

24/7

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Every day; all the time. The reference is to something that occurs or is available 24 hours a day, seven

4′ 33′′

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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A controversial and certainly unusual work by the US composer John Cage (1912–92), scored for any instrument or

404

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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A slang term for someone who is clueless. It derives from the World Wide Web error message ‘404 not found’,

4×4

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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Shorthand for ‘four by four’, as a colloquialism for a four-wheel drive vehicle, i.e. one that provides power directly from

7/7

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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The designation given by the press to the London bombings of 7 July 2005, on the model of 9/11

7:84

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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A radical touring theatre company founded in 1971 by the left-wing British playwright John McGrath (1935–2002). The name

9/11

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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The predominant shorthand way of referring to September 11 2001, the day on which Al-Qaida launched airborne attacks on the

99

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Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase & Fable (2 ed.)

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An ice cream with a chocolate flake in it. The ‘99’ was originally so called because the flake it carried

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