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been to the rodeo

Experienced with a certain situation, especially referring to potential cons or deceitful situations. Don't think I'll fall for that old trick; I've already been to the rodeo and back, you know.
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Since its inception in 2004, the campaign has relied on the hard work of regional rodeos and western events across the country.
There will be a fireworks show following the rodeo on Thursday and Saturday with a neon horse presentation on Friday night.
The meaning(s) communicated by rodeo were important to the communities that hosted them.
Bureau of Labor Statistics does not collect employment or wage data on rodeo clowns.
The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies, for one, is urging all other rodeos in Canada to follow in Cloverdale's footsteps.
ESPN's TV coverage of rodeo is disingenuous at best.
It's still that draw of the dream that keeps the rodeo campfires burning, though.
Contestants came from 12 regional rodeo associations, eight in the U.
Post your highest scores on the Xbox LIVE[R] online entertainment network leaderboards in the only video game that offers you a complete rodeo experience.
Dennis Kerr, Co-Chairman, International Lineman's Rodeo Association and Retired DTE Energy associate said, "The 32[sup.
This is the first high school rodeo in Eugene in about 20 years.
Admission is free to this weekend's preliminary events, except for tonight's Miss Showdown Rodeo dinner.
That rodeo) was to be called the Littlelight Rodeo," said Kevin Littlelight, referring to his father, Bedford Littlelight who died in February, 1995.
Comparatively late in the day--at a gala, accompanied by Lucia Chase, as I recall it--she was cavorting gamely in Three Virgins, and I also saw her very last appearance as the Cowgirl in Rodeo at Covent Garden in 1956.