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quench (one's) thirst at any dirty puddle

To be sexually promiscuous. In my day, you had one sexual partner your whole life—now, people will just quench their thirst at any dirty puddle!
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the biggest frog in the puddle

The most powerful, influential, knowledgeable, or experienced person within a small group. This phrase often implies that the person may not have as much clout in a larger group or arena of some kind. Since she was so popular and well-known within the walls of her small high school, Jennifer was used to being the biggest frog in the puddle. Once she started attending a large state university, however, she suddenly realized that it would take a lot more effort to make friends. His coarse management style has made it evident that he was used to being the biggest frog in the puddle. That attitude certainly won't be tolerated by anyone at his new company.
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biggest frog in the puddle

 and biggest toad in the puddle
Prov. The most important or powerful person in some small, unimportant group. Jill: Elaine seems to be obsessed with becoming class president. Jane: Yes, she really wants to be the biggest frog in the puddle. The people in my office don't care about doing their work; mostly they compete over who will be the biggest toad in the puddle.
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puddle jumper

n. a small airplane. I’m not going to fly 200 miles in that puddle jumper!
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The higher penetration resistance in puddled conditions than unpuddled conditions will have been caused by the breakdown of soil aggregates, which in turn leads to a more compact arrangement of soil particles.
The aggregation index and MWD of aggregates could clearly differentiate the puddled and unpuddled treatments in both 0-15 and 15-30 cm layers.
Therefore, moisture content at field capacity under puddled condition was lower despite higher water-holding capacity.
2011) showed that there was greater cracking on puddled soils than on non-puddled soils during soil drying, and that this was associated with a faster rate of drying in the puddled soil.
Later, a hard layer was noticed in puddled conditions (P-BMP and P-SRI).
Chaudhary TN, Ghildhyal BP (1969) Aggregate stability of puddled soil during rice growth.
In contrast to the field condition, the implements of laboratory puddling puddle the soil vertically and not horizontally and do not create a compacted layer below the puddled zone.
Dispersible clay and clay plus silt of the puddled layer was measured 1 week and 2 months and 4 months after puddling.
The pipette and sieving method was used to obtain the particle size distribution at the different depths within the puddled layer.
Soil physical properties of the puddled layer during rice growth
These effects were significant for the 2 heavier textured soils puddled with low intensity (Fig.
In the absence of a potentially impeding compacted layer, percolation rates and the amount of dispersion in the puddled surface soil decreased with period of submerged conditions due to the formation of a clay surface seal and possibly continuous ongoing consolidation process of soil in the puddled layer in the absence of overburden pressure and swelling and shrinking conditions.