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on Carey Street

euphemism Bankrupt; in severe or crippling debt. Named for the street in London where the bankruptcy court for the United Kingdom was at one time located. You're going to end up on Carey Street if you don't get your company's expenditures under control!
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Mother Carey is plucking her chickens

It is snowing. This phrase alludes to "Mother Carey's chickens," which is what sailors call birds they believe are indicative of poor weather. Bundle up, men—Mother Carey is plucking her chickens, so we're in for another rough day on the trail.
See also: Carey, chicken, mother, pluck
References in classic literature ?
That very night he went down to Woodman's Lee, saw Peter Carey at the hut, quarrelled with him, and killed him with the harpoon.
You were so absorbed in young Neligan that you could not spare a thought to Patrick Cairns, the true murderer of Peter Carey.
You say I murdered Peter Carey, I say I KILLED Peter Carey, and there's all the difference.
Peter Carey was master of the SEA UNICORN, and I was spare harpooner.
upon the pouch were a coincidence, and not those of Peter Carey, since he seldom smoked, and no pipe was found in his cabin.
The tin box must be returned to him, but, of course, the securities which Peter Carey has sold are lost forever.
Mariah Carey recently announced the cancellation of three performances due to her health issues.
Nick Cannon playfully responded on social media after steamy pictures of his ex-wife, Mariah Carey, and her rumored beau, choreographer-dancer Bryan Tanaka, headlined entertainment sites.
Kessler, president and CEO of Carey International, said, 'As the fourth largest city in the US, Houston stands as another significant hub in our collection of international business centres in which Carey International operates.
Carey some of his own White House homebrew in exchange.
Carey was revered both for his banking prowess and his staunch dedication to philanthropy, which he practiced through the W.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 3, 2012-W P Carey Foundation is primary beneficiary of Wm.
Carey rooted his thought in journalism--or, better, in the functions of a journalism that gave reason to civic engagement.