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a rum go

dated An odd, strange, or surprising occurrence, situation, or turn of events, especially one that might be considered somewhat disreputable or distasteful. Primarily heard in UK. A young man taking a wife so much older than himself? My word, what a rum go that is! Well, this is a rum go if I've ever seen one: the kitchen porter has just been made the head chef!
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Barbados and rum go together like Victoria Beckham and skyscraper heels, but take it easy or you could soon be tottering, even in your flip-flops.
Red Rum go sixth after a 1-0 away win AT St Aloysius.
In the Premier Division there were only two games due to the weather, and Red Rum go fifth after a 3-2 win at home to Essemmay OB, Jay McNellis (2) and Graham McCormack with the strikes for Red Rum replied to by a Graham Molloy brace.
South Sefton Boro' inflicted their latest loss, a 2-1 reverse which saw them drop to sixth place, Paddy Devlin and John Maguire doing the damage for South Sefton whilst a reply from John Stein was not enough for Xavs Red Rum go seventh after a good 2-0 win at struggling Birchfield, James Conley with a brace to give the Rum a great start to the campaign.
Red Rum go up as champions even though they did not kick a ball at the weekend.