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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.
See also: clog

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

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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The longer you run with a clogged filter, the more damage grit and dirt cause.
The observations of lysimeter tests display the process of how the layer of tyre shreds is clogged and point out the main parameters determining changes.
The compound flows to the clogged artery and accumulates there.
To determine whether your system is clogged, turn on the water and look for uneven patterns of water distribution.
Invention Makes Clogged Inkjet Printer Heads a Thing of the Past
Slow draining or completely clogged sewer pipes can cause flooding and water damage to a home.
RAWALPINDI -- The poor sanitation system and clogged drainages in Shaheed Chowk located in Rawalpindi is causing inundation of water on the roads.
When it is open--knob in the pushed-in position--the A/C evaporator coils get clogged with dirt, hindering your A/C's performance.
These are easily clogged, however, increasing the risk of downtime.
All the mice had been genetically altered to have a tendency to develop clogged arteries, a precursor to heart disease.
The buildup traps oil under skin, leading to more clogged pores and breakouts.
Acne lesions break out when the excess sebum gets trapped in a clogged hair follicle.
A clogged inductor can easily melt some of its own inductor refractory, which then circulates to the obstructed channel exit where it encounters cooler metal and solidifies.
And since beta-carotene is an antioxidant, it should theoretically keep LDL from becoming oxidized and arteries from becoming clogged.
The program covers common in-home plumbing repairs, such as a clogged sink, an overflowing toilet, a leaking hot water heater valve or a leaking washing machine valve.