cotton-picking


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cotton-picking

An intensifier used to express one's anger or frustration. Oh, he's just a cotton-picking fool—don't listen to a word he says!

cotton-picking

and cotton-pickin’
mod. worthless; damned. (Folksy.) Who is this cotton-picking bigwig pushing us around?
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A spokesman for the department said on Sunday that women do not adopt proper methods of cotton-picking due to lack of training.
For most women harvesters, therefore, the supply of labour during the cotton-picking season seems to be a binary choice between working virtually every day for around three months and not working at all.
What can be said is that today, black America has shed the shroud of cotton-picking thread, to assume the velvet robes of high office.
Her brother gave her his money earned from picking cotton on the family farm, which she put with her own cotton-picking money and took the train to Atlanta," she says.
Just wait one cotton-picking, table-leg covering, hide-bound minute, they would have said.
COUNTRYSIDE: My mother loved the movie "Places in the Heart," except she was bothered by the fact that the cotton-picking scene was incorrect.
Leather-dressing, coach-making, boiler-making, rope-twisting, distilling, sign-painting, lime-burning, cotton-picking, electroplating, electrotyping, stereotyping,
As a child, passionflower could keep me occupied during cotton-picking time.
What today's slaves do have in common with their cotton-picking predecessors, though, is that they don't choose their condition and can't get out of it.
COTTON-PICKING SUBSIDIES (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles)
When all that was over, it was cotton-picking time in Arkansas," wrote Freddy Fender in the notes to his 1975 album, Before the Next Teardrop Falls.
93) which reveals Coleman's life beyond being the first black woman pilot, from her cotton-picking youth to her French speaking abilities; Norman H.
Which makes the Beeb a bunch of Cotton-picking critters.
One man uses the language of the cotton-picking past and those long-winded sports commentators and broadsheet essayists claim: 'Told you, this country is crammed with racists.
You have to go all the way to the north of Monroe for a cotton-picking stamp to mail a letter.