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HE CABBAGED ONTO HER BOOKS.

Data entry tech comment: HE ACTUALLY HAD A TIGHT GRIP ON HER BOOKS.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Keyword(s): METAPHOR CLUTCH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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BEANS

HE DOESN'T KNOW BEANS WHEN THE BAG IS OPEN.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; IGNORANCE ; METAPHOR VEGETABLE RECOGNITION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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HE PUT ON THE SCREWS.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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HE WAS BEAT UP WITH A BRUSH.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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DARK HORSE.

.... GETTING READY TO PUSH A DARK HORSE IN THE NEXT CAMPAIGN.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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THE GREEKS CONSIDER IT UNLUCKY TO PASS THE SALT
SHAKER FROM ONE PERSON'S HAND TO ANOTHER.

Submitter comment: GATHERED FROM FAMILY TIES.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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SHE ALWAYS LOOKS ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.

Submitter comment: MR. ASHTON GAVE ME AND TOM THESE SAYINGS TO HELP US
OUT WHEN WE ASKED HIM.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Keyword(s): OPTIMISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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THATS GOING TO BE A WILD AND WOOLY ONE!

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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AN EXPRESSION

THERE'S A FLY IN THE OINTMENT.

Submitter comment: MR. ASHTON GAVE ME THIS, ALONG WITH THE OTHER EXPRESSIONS
WHEN I ASKED HIM FOR HELP ON THE ASSIGNMENT.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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THOSE ARE SOME OF OUR WOODPILE RELATIVES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT GAVE ME THIS WHEN HE WROTE ME THE LETTER.
THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS, WHO LIVE NEXT DOOR.

Where learned: THROUGH THE MAIL

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 11-16-1969

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