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Aunt Sally

Something or someone set up as the object of criticism, derision, or as an easily defeated opposing opinion (i.e., a straw man). Named after a game where sticks or balls are thrown at a clay or wooden head (the Aunt Sally). Primarily heard in UK. I hate hanging out with that crowd, they always aim their jokes at me like I'm an Aunt Sally. My opponent's representation of me is nothing but an Aunt Sally; he refuses to debate me on my true position and instead attacks a fictitious one from afar!
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Aunt Flo

n. a woman’s menstrual period. (see also visit from Flo. Refers to the menstrual flow.) I am sorry to announce that Aunt Flo has come for a visit.
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Well, compose yourself now, and don't worry Aunt with your new ideas.
It's just possible that the uncle and the aunt have been rolling in tears on the floor, amongst their oranges, or beating their heads against the walls from rage and despair.
The spinster aunt took up a large watering-pot which lay in one corner, and was about to leave the arbour.
Aunt Pullet," she said, seating herself on the sofa, and caressingly adjusting that lady's floating cap-string, "I want you to make up your mind what linen and things you will give Tom toward housekeeping; because you are always so generous,--you give such nice things, you know; and if you set the example, aunt Glegg will follow.
said Aunt Chloe, pausing while she was greasing a griddle with a scrap of bacon on her fork, and regarding young Master George with pride.
Why, I wanted the ADVENTURE of it; and I'd a waded neck-deep in blood to -- goodness alive, AUNT POLLY
He knew that in her heart his aunt was on her knees to him, and he was morosely gratified by the consciousness of it.
Well," he says, "I'm right down sorry, Aunt Polly, but I reckon I got to be excused--for the present.
replied my aunt, pulling the cotton out of one ear like a cork.
Her uncle and aunt listened to her stories eagerly and in spite of their doubts began to feel that the little girl had gained a lot of experience and wisdom that were unaccountable in this age, when fairies are supposed no longer to exist.
Then take somebody who is nicer" suggested Aunt Jamesina.
After what she had already heard, could she reconcile it to her sense of duty to her aunt to remain any longer in the room?
All dinner-time Rose felt that she was going to be talked about, and afterward she was sure of it, for Aunt Plenty whispered to her as they went into the parlour
Aunt Janet and Aunt Olivia had had their last big "kill" of market poultry the day before; and early in the morning all our grown-ups set forth to Charlottetown, to be gone the whole day.
In which is related what passed between Sophia and her aunt.