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clogs to clogs in three generations

The idea that a family can escape poverty for a time but then become impoverished again, all in the span of three generations. Primarily heard in UK. With the way you're spending our family's money, we'll be clogs to clogs in three generations!
See also: clog, generation, three

clever clogs

A light-hearted or humorous way to refer to an intelligent or clever person. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. He's such a clever clogs. There is no question he can't answer.
See also: clever, clog

clog someone up

[for some kind of food] to constipate someone. This cheese clogs me up. I can't eat it. This food clogs up people who eat it.
See also: clog, up

clog something up

[for something] to obstruct a channel or conduit. The leaves clogged the gutters up. They clogged up the gutter.
See also: clog, up

clog something with something

to block or obstruct a channel or conduit with something. The neighbors clogged the creek with their brush and leaves. Please don't clog the drain with garbage.
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clog up

[for a channel or conduit] to become blocked. The canal clogged up with leaves and mud.
See also: clog, up

a clever clogs

  (British & Australian humorous) also a clever boots (Australian humorous)
if you call someone a clever clogs, you mean that they are very clever I bet old clever clogs here knows the answer.
See also: clever, clog

pop your clogs

  (British humorous)
to die This place hasn't been the same since poor old Harry popped his clogs.
See also: clog, pop

clog up

v.
1. To obstruct some passageway: The fallen leaves clogged up the drainpipe. The sediment clogged the pipe up.
2. To cause something to become obstructed: I clogged up the sink with some leftover food. This nagging cold has clogged my sinuses up.
3. To become obstructed: Call the plumber; the toilet clogged up again.
See also: clog, up
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Beyond the emotional strain, clogs are not only costly expenditures but can also cause severe damage to the home.
The SCOTT Clog Clinic, a leading authority on common-sense solutions for eliminating clogged toilets, is back to provide support.
I don't know of anyone under 50 making clogs in England, Wales or Scotland, and nobody is teaching young people how to do it.
Clog dancer Rebecca Adamson of >Wall in Northumberland
The girls were fascinated by how many of the moves in street dancing and clog dancing are actually very similar, even though they are seemingly very different styles.
Trefor said: "For traditional clog dancing to survive we need to meet the increasing demand for new and restored clogs.
The museum's clog maker is left-handed, which means he couldn't use some of Thomas James' equipment.
I started wood carving as a hobby and trained as a clog maker at the museum under the previous clog maker Hywel Davis," said Geraint, 40, who lives in the Rhondda with his wife and three children.
Clog industry in Damascus, which spread in the 1950s, is threatened with extinction nowadays.
Love them or loathe them, clog are 'the' trend-led shoe of the summer.
In late 1961, although heavily pregnant, she taught clog dancing to three members of the cast of a revival of John Arden's Serjeant Musgrave's Dance.
Pigment suspended in the ink carrier (solvent) eventually settles into the crevices of printhead valves, ultimately obstructing the orifice(s) and leading to printhead clogs and eventual failure.
Dedicated lines cost more initially and reduce throughput somewhat, but they avoid line clogs and ensure more reliable operation.
The move to stents has paid dividends, but within a few months after they are implanted, about 20 percent of bare-metal stents clog.