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(as) happy as a duck in Arizona

Unhappy or miserable. A duck would not be happy with Arizona's desert conditions. Her date never showed up, so she's about as happy as a duck in Arizona right now.
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happy as a duck in Arizona

Unhappy. Ducks like water. Arizona is a largely arid state. Ergo, an unhappy person would be as unhappy as a teal in Tucson. Contrast that condition with someone who is as happy as a clam at high tide or as a flea in a doghouse.
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Arizona State (7-19, 1-14) was on the verge of becoming the first team ever to go winless in the Pac-10.
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M and E's own undisputed figures fail to establish that the Wisconsin house was their principal residence; they show that they spent more time there only during the first year of the five-year period (1993-1994), and that for each of the other four years, they spent the majority of each year either at the Georgia house (1994-1995 and 1995-1996), or the Arizona house (1996-1997 and 1997-1998).
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From March 10, 1921, when the Arizona Legislature passed the Vocational Rehabilitation Act, until the 1950's, vocational rehabilitation (VR) staffing in a rural state with two large metropolitan areas dedicated very little, if any, special outreach to disabled Native Americans.
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From the time he was named artistic director of Ballet Arizona in 1992, Michael Uthoff has pushed the company in several directions at once, some with more success than others.
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PHOENIX -- Arizona State Credit Union awards $34,000 through its Community Leaders Scholarship and the Loan Reduction Grant program to 18 deserving students and alumni from universities and colleges across Arizona.
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