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be a huckleberry above a persimmon

dated To be better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon.

be a huckleberry over (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry over my persimmon.

bet a huckleberry to a persimmon

dated To wager or reckon a very small amount (usually used in the negative). Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't bet a huckleberry to a persimmon that we'll see any share of that money.

huckleberry above a persimmon

dated Better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated Somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon

the longest pole knocks the persimmon

Success comes easily to those who have the best resources or means to obtain it. Primarily heard in US. Of course the daughter of a millionaire would get into that prestigious school. The longest pole knocks the persimmon, after all.
See also: knock, long, persimmon, pole
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Victoria Williams, head of sales at Persimmon Homes East Wales, said: "It's really important for us to help the communities in which we are active.
Persimmon expects to launch 125 new developments across England, Wales and Scotland in the second half of 2015, including ones in Barnsley, Morley and Castleford as well as Penistone.
New Persimmon sites to open this year in the North East include developments in Wallsend, Bedlington, Cramlington and Amble.
They can take their entry to their nearest Persimmon or Charles Church marketing suite or post it to: The Sales Department, Persimmon Homes Teesside, Persimmon House, Bowburn North Industrial Estate, Durham Road, Bowburn DH6 5PF.
But boss Jeff Fairburn insisted Persimmon was not holding back He said: "We are responding to the demand we are seeing.
Persimmon shares were flat following yesterday's update but have risen 10% so far this year, amid relief that last week's measures from the Bank of England aimed at preventing a house price surge were not more severe.
This dynamic development work has been funded in large part by four National Science Foundation grants and this new funding will help Persimmon expand both its existing vacuum robotics product portfolio and invest further in the development of the hybrid-field technology.
Steven Hird, managing director of Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: "In total, Persimmon Homes had more than 3,500 nominations for the competition, so for St Basils to make the final was a brilliant achievement.
Earlier this year, Asda introduced a persimmon three-pack, priced at [pounds sterling]1, and ] it plans to run in-store sampling events to encourage j trial of the fruit.
First, to correct a misperception: frost has no effect on the ripening of a persimmon.
The lives of Persimmon and Epiphany intersect in a dramatic moment for Persimmon when she realises she is 'worthwhile'.
Since then, Persimmon said sales have been in line with its expectations.
Alison Reading, sales director for Persimmon Homes South Midlands, said: "At Persimmon we endeavour to create desirable housing developments that cater for the needs of a wide variety of buyers.
You don't need permission to indulge in a persimmon.
HOUSEBUILDER Persimmon racked up losses of pounds 780m for 2008 after the Charles Church firm reviewed the value of its land holdings.