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donkey's ears

An exceptionally long period of time. The phrase likely originated as rhyming slang, where "ears" rhymes with "years" and alludes to the length of a donkey's ears. Throughout time, it became more popularized as "donkey's years." I haven't seen Jim in donkey's ears! How's he doing these days? It's been donkey's ears since we last got together like this.
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He will be presented with his own hat complete with donkey ears, which will make up his official uniform.
30pm To celebrate Shakespeare Week children can make donkey ears to transform into Bottom from A Midsummer Night's Dream and have-a-go at acting scenes from the play-within-the-play before watching a magical enactment by master puppeteers.
His accumulated monologues are paradoxes awakening those who cannot shout "The king has donkey ears.
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We film in this big village hall, and if you can imagine there are cameras everywhere, small little children who've just been put in the most uncomfortable Fifties donkey ears and woollen clothing.
As George says: "We film in this big village hall, and if you can imagine there are cameras everywhere, small little children who've just been put in the most uncomfortable Fifties donkey ears and woollen clothing.
Berkeley said she never noticed the donkey ears on the fool in "Allegory of Folly," a painting by Quentin Metsys.
The criticism culminated in Capello being portrayed in one newspaper yesterday as a jackass, pictured complete with donkey ears, for leaving Arsenal's Jack Wilshere and Newcastle's Andy Carroll in the England under-21s despite promising to bring in young players to the senior side.
THE donkey ears were affixed to images of David James' head this week - and understandably so, given his uncanny impersonation of Wayne Sleep hailing a taxi as he hurtled off his line in Copenhagen.
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I might have donkey ears on when I say this, but I really enjoyed my spell at the Jags and felt I did myself justice when I was there in 1997/98.
First I drew some great donkey ears, followed by sheep ears, pig ears, kangaroo ears .