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    Idioms with toponyms

    Can anyone help me, please? I'm collecting idioms with toponyms, i.e. place names (counties, towns, countries, streets, rivers, etc.)
    So far I got:
    shipshade and Bristol fashion
    to send smb. to Coventry
    coals to Newcastle
    New York minute

    Perhaps you know some idioms that can characterize your nationality or even peculiarities of your hometown/some other place
    I'd really appreciate your replies!

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    Re: Idioms with toponyms

    Quote Originally Posted by Sinnerman View Post
    Can anyone help me, please? I'm collecting idioms with toponyms, i.e. place names (counties, towns, countries, streets, rivers, etc.)
    So far I've got:

    shipshape and Bristol fashion
    to send smb. to Coventry
    coals to Newcastle
    New York minute

    Perhaps you know some idioms that can characterize your nationality or even peculiarities of your hometown/some other place
    I'd really appreciate your replies!
    Essex girl (there's currently a big backlash against this one in the UK. It's just entered the Oxford English Dictionary and some people from Essex are upset that it's too broad a stereotype)
    Chinese whispers
    To go Dutch
    When in Rome ...
    Get out of Dodge

    I included the second and third examples even though they involve adjectives rather than nouns. I wasn't sure how strict your criteria were.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 05-Nov-2016 at 22:49.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Idioms with toponyms

    Bronx cheer
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    Re: Idioms with toponyms

    Luck of the Irish

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    Dutch courage
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    Southern hospitality
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    Re: Idioms with toponyms

    Southern charm
    Southern belle

    In these idioms, southern refers to the old South of the United States.
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    Re: Idioms with toponyms

    Cross the Rubicon
    Rome was not built in a day.
    Last edited by kilroy65; 06-Nov-2016 at 10:04.

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    Re: Idioms with toponyms

    Out the back of Bourke - very remote place

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