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knock galley-west

slang To put into a state of chaos or unconsciousness. Primarily heard in US. I got knocked galley-west by that last punch—where am I? Any time my mother visits, my life gets knocked galley-west!
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East is East and West is West (and never the twain shall meet).

Prov. Two things are so different that they can never come together or agree. (From Rud-yard Kipling's poem, "The Ballad of East and West.") I had hoped that Andrew and I could be friends in spite of our political differences. But, in our case, I'm afraid that East is East and West is West.
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East, west, home's best.

 and East or west, home is best.
Prov. Home is the best place to be no matter where it is. You may think that traveling all the time is fun, but eventually you'll discover that east or west, home is best.

out West

in the western part of the United States. We lived out West for nearly ten years. Do they really ride horses out West?
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go west

 
1. (old-fashioned) if something goes west, it is destroyed or lost My watch went west when I accidentally dropped it on a concrete floor. That's my chance of seeing the game gone west!
2. (British & Australian old-fashioned) if someone goes west, they die He went west in a plane crash.
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go west

Die, as in He declared he wasn't ready to go west just yet. This expression has been ascribed to a Native American legend that a dying man goes to meet the setting sun. However, it was first recorded in a poem of the early 1300s: "Women and many a willful man, As wind and water have gone west."
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go West

in. to die. When I go West, I want flowers, hired mourners, and an enormous performance of Mozart’s “Requiem.”
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There's not much that helps a trainer more than winning a race like that,'' said his father, himself the son of a trainer, the old Caliente fixture Harry West.
After foot problems forced Interco's retirement in 1984, West didn't win another major race until Stocks Up won the 1988 Hollywood Starlet.
After the 1992 death of Interwit, a promising son of Interco whom West trained and co-owned, an arbitrator ordered West and the other owners to pay $60,000 to the owners of another horse who died in the same grisly accident at Hollywood Park.
Some of the pieces suggest that West is at his inspirational best when his homiletic juices are in flood, but the knotty textual residues of the kinetic orality at which he excels lend the longer essays a certain breathlessness.
The family plans to move into the community served by West Suburban.
Ron Sirota, MD, president of the West Suburban medical staff, says, "The medical staff at West Suburban was actively consulted in the selection of our next President.
West Suburban Health Care has been under the leadership of Robert E.
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