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12-ounce curls

The act of drinking beer (which is commonly sold in 12-ounce cans), jokingly likened to a weightlifting exercise. The only exercise John seems to do these days is 12-ounce curls.
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ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory

Prov. Common sense will help you solve problems more than theory will. The psychologist had many elaborate theories about how to raise her child, but often forgot that an ounce of common sense is worth a pound of theory.

ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit

Prov. Knowing when to refrain from making jokes is better than being able to make jokes all the time. Mabel makes fun of everybody, regardless of whether or not she hurts their feelings. Someone should tell her that an ounce of discretion is worth a pound of wit.
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ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Prov. If you put in a little effort to prevent a problem, you will not have to put in a lot of effort to solve the problem. Brush your teeth every day; that way you won't have to go to the dentist to have cavities filled. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you get in the habit of being careful with your new stereo, chances are you won't break it and have to have it fixed later. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

more bang for the buck

Also, more bounce for the ounce. More value for one's money, a greater return on an investment. For example, Buying a condominium is better than renting for years and years; more bang for the buck , or We always get the largest packages of dog food-more bounce for the ounce. The first term originated in the late 1960s in the military for expenditures for firepower and soon was extended to mean an increased financial return or better value. The variant originated in the mid-1900s as an advertising slogan for a carbonated soft drink.
See also: bang, buck, more

ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, an

It is easier to forestall a disaster than to deal with it. For example, The new law makes all children under twelve wear bicycle helmets-an ounce of prevention. This ancient proverb is first recorded in Latin in Henry de Bracton's De Legibus (c. 1240) and has been repeated ever since, often in shortened form.
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1 ounce green apple puree, optional (for a more robust martini)
For its fiscal year ending September, Lonmin should attain its production target of 1 million ounces of platinum in concentrate, with planned sales of 950,000 to 960,000 ounces.
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Even more substantial is a FROSTED FRUIT YOGURT: Combine one cup of sliced or diced fresh fruit--apricot, melon, peach, mango or strawberry--four ounces of plain yogurt or buttermilk, one teaspoon of honey, one-half teaspoon of fresh lemon juice, one-quarter teaspoon of grated lemon rind and four ounces of crushed ice.
The Company expects to have annual silver sales of 15 million ounces in 2006, increasing to 20 million ounces by 2009 and thereafter.
Replace rum for tequila to make a RUM MARGARITA: Stir two ounces of white rum with one ounce of Cointreau or Triple Sec.
The mine, employing about 200 people, has reserves of about 600,000 ounces, or about 10 years of production at last year's level of 63,354 ounces.
Giroux Consulting recently completed an initial mineral resource estimate of the project and calculated 217,000 indicated ounces of gold and 1,043,000 inferred ounces of gold along with 425,000 indicated ounces of silver and 4,697,000 inferred ounces of silver.
2 million ounces of gold were produced by the David Bell, Golden Giant and Williams mines, all of the Hemlo Gold Camp.
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In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the milk, 11 ounces of the flour, the honey, and corn syrup and mix to combine.