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

  (American & Australian informal)
something that you say before a noun to express anger Get your cotton-picking feet off my chair!

cotton-picking

and cotton-pickin’
mod. worthless; damned. (Folksy.) Who is this cotton-picking bigwig pushing us around?
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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.
The paradox of the Kenyan commemorative cotton-picking banknote is that the front of note has the portrait of the country's founding father, Mzee Jomo Kenyattta, who in life opposed all forms of domination and subjugation of Africans by the colonialists (read the plantation owners).
All adults, including plant workers, engineers and housewives were required to be in the fields during cotton-picking season.
Only when an exogenous technological change, the perfection of the cotton-picking machine, disrupted the equilibrium in the 1960s could the American welfare state mature.
However, some trafficking did occur on ridges during cotton-picking as axle widths of cotton-pickers (hired from external sources) differed from other farm machinery, which was provided by the co-operating farmer.
Or when he denied being a bigot by arguing that he hires blacks "because they are the best people who applied for the cotton-picking job.
Let's be clear, were it not for my positive Leonine nature, I'd be screeching 'hold on a cotton-picking minute, you prehistoric misogynists
And word of mouth around their live shows has become so loud since their slots at this year's Glastonbury Festival, you'd be a cotton-picking fool to miss them at the Newport City Live Arena tomorrow night.
It's probably a function of me being in denial about how quickly tempus fugits, but hang on just a cotton-picking minute - how exactly did THAT happen?
Cos that's the real world that you want a piece of, Cristiano, my old cotton-picking chum.
Narrated by seven-year-old Luke, this is the rather un-Grisham-like tale of what happens when evil visits a poor-but-happy farming family one cotton-picking season during the Korean War.
Comparing the swanky lifestyle of its pre-Civil War owners with the grim living quarters of the cotton-picking slaves was a haunting experience.
How the cotton-picking project helped Africa:Abaca is closely associated with a new organic cotton project in Tanzania, and soon cotton will be sourced directly from the grower with a fully traceable system - from farm to mattress.