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10

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

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2011

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

1984

1984   Reference library

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

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2011

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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2011

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

4′ 33′′

4′ 33′′   Reference library

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

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2011

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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2011

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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2011

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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2011

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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2011

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

999

999   Reference library

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

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2011

In Britain and Ireland the telephone number for summoning the emergency services (police, ambulance or fire brigade). It was introduced

A

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Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms (3 ed.)

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2010

A1 excellent; first-rate. The full form of this expression is A1 at Lloyd's. In Lloyd's Register of Shipping, the

A

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

The first letter of the modern English alphabet and of the ancient Roman one, corresponding to Greek alpha and Hebrew ...

A

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

This letter evolved from the Hebrew and Phoenician character known as aleph, ‘ox’, supposedly because it originally represented an

A-OK

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Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

Excellent; in good order. A US space-age expression, allegedly standing for ‘all systems OK’. It is said to have been

A-waitin'-on

A-waitin'-on   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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2011

An expression, found usually in Ulster, to indicate that someone is close to death, as in, ‘Mary's father is a-waitin'-on.

A-wantin'

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Brewer's Dictionary of Irish Phrase & Fable

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2011

A cry used by children to indicate a parental summons as in, ‘Jimmy, you're a-wantin' for your tea!’

A4

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

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2011

A standard European size of paper, slightly narrower and longer than standard US letter paper. The basis of the series

A6 murder

A6 murder   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

The name given to the murder in August 1961 of Michael Gregsten. He and his lover Valerie Storie were

A6 murder

A6 murder   Reference library

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

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2011

In August 1961 Michael Gregsten and his lover Valerie Storie were shot in their car in a lay-by off the

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