I have to complete the following idiomatic expressions:
Several trouble-makers were thrown out neck and ______________
The Navy will not accept you unless you are sound in wind and ____________
I keep this dress for high days and _____________________
Neck and heels definition by Babylon's free dictionary
to be sound in wind and limbs
This usage of 'crop' (a bird's throat) is rare; in fact I've only ever met it in that phrase.Results 1 - 10 of about 23,200 for "neck and crop". (0.24 seconds)
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Neck and Crop. Entirely. The crop is the gorge of a bird. ... More on Neck and Crop from Infoplease:. Neck and Crop - Neck and Crop Entirely. ...
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neck and crop - definition from dictionary.die.net
Neck \Neck\, n. [OE. necke, AS. hnecca; akin to D. nek the nape of the neck, G. nacken, OHG. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Sw. nacke, Dan. nakke.] 1.
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25 Jul 2007 ... She turned him neck and crop out of the house. Retrieved from "http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/neck_and_crop". Category: Obsolete ...
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Is the 'S' added to 'limb' a correction? I've only ever met the singular.
PS I've seen 'holiidays' spelt like that*, but I've also seen it spelt Holy Days and I usually hear it pronounced with a long O. It's an abbreviation (for some) of 'Holy Days of Obligation' - like Ascension Day or Christmas Day - when Roman Catholics are (or were - I've lost track of the rules) required to go to Mass.
PS *I had to leave that typo; only a killjoy would have put it right.
Last edited by BobK; 31-Jan-2009 at 19:31. Reason: Added PS
For some reason "high days and holy days" makes more sense to me. (I can't explain why.)