Buckleys


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Buckley's and none

Little to no chance of something. It is likely a pun taken from "Buckley & Nunn," an Australian department store that was founded in 1851. It is often preceded by "two chances" in some form or another. Primarily heard in Australia. A: "Do you think she'd go out on a date with me?" B: "I'd say you have two chances: Buckley's and none."
See also: and, none

Buckley's chance

Little to no chance of something. Of uncertain origin, it is either a reference to "Buckley's and none" (a pun from the former department store Buckley's & Nunn), or to the escapades of the escaped colonial convict William Buckley. Primarily heard in Australia. I'd say you have Buckley's chance of getting that loan approved.
See also: chance

Buckley's hope

Little to no chance of something. Of uncertain origin, it is either a reference to "Buckley's and none" (a pun from the former department store Buckley's & Nunn), or to the escapades of the escaped colonial convict William Buckley. Primarily heard in Australia. I'd say you have Buckley's hope of getting that loan approved.
See also: hope

Buckley's

Little to no chance of something. Of uncertain origin, it is either a reference to "Buckley's and none" (a pun from the former department store Buckley's & Nunn), or to the escapades of the escaped colonial convict William Buckley. Primarily heard in Australia. I'd say you have Buckley's of getting that loan approved.
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Buckleys Brewery has the distinction of being the only Welsh brewer to hold a royal warrant.
The Buckley brewing tradition:The brewing heritage of the Buckley family stretches back to the early 19th century after the Rev James Buckley married the eldest daughter of Henry Child who had founded Childs Brewery in Llanelli.
The previous owners invited the couple to buy the business, and the Buckleys subsequently approached accountancy firm Duncan Sheard Glass to help with the buyout.
DSG partner Chris Wheatley said the Buckleys now had the opportunity to implement their own ideas and grow the business.
Wet glue label printing specialist, Buckleys, has been named UK Label Printer of the Year 2003 at the annual PrintWeek Awards for an unprecedented third consecutive year.
The independent panel of judges praised Buckleys for its specialist product enhancement processes.
Stelfox doesn't deny they sound like any of their influences, which range from the Buckleys to Led Zeppelin to John Coltrane, depending on the member of the band you talk to.
Starsailor's sound has often been compared to the music of Jeff Buckley, who drowned at the age of 30 in 1997.
Buckleys, one of the UK's leading printers of wet glue labels for the food and drink packaging industries, has been awarded 'Grade A' supplier status by H.
Buckleys was upgraded to "A" status following an audit of its quality control and manufacturing systems.
The annual ceremony held in honour of Britain's most outstanding printing businesses, saw Buckleys win the category for the second year running.
James Buckley, assorted other Buckleys, and a variety of foot soldiers of the conservative movement over the last half century--knew that Losing Mum and Pup, whatever its faults, had at least one beneficial effect.
The Buckleys were instrumental in the revitalization of downtown Nashua with the opening of Michael Timothy's in 1995.
Buckley Limited is launching the Friends of Buckley's Club this week to harness the passionate loyalty consumers have about its line of cough and cold products.