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odds and sods

An assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can never find my what I need amongst all the odds and sods in this drawer! I wish the house weren't so cluttered up with odds and sods.
See also: and, odds, sod

the old sod

The country of one's birth or lineage; one's native soil. Primarily heard in UK. Some day, when I've earned enough, I'll be able to move my family back to the old sod.
See also: old, sod

sod all

Nothing whatsoever; very little or nothing of consequence. Primarily heard in UK. I'm trying to get going on this research project, but I've done sod all so far! A: "What did you talk about with your old classmates at the reunion?" B: "Sod all, really. They're quite a boring bunch, after all these years."
See also: all, sod

Sod's law

The axiom that if something can go wrong, it will. (Known as "Murphy's Law" in North America.) Primarily heard in UK. The manager always tries to anticipate Sod's law, having us prepare for anything that could possibly go wrong on a project.
See also: law

blow that for a lark

slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Primarily heard in UK. Well, blow that for a lark! I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: blow, lark, that

sod that for a lark

rude slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Primarily heard in UK. Well, sod that for a lark! I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: lark, sod, that

blow this/that for a game of soldiers

slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Well, blow that for a game of soldiers! I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: blow, game, of, soldier, that, this

sod this/that for a game of soldiers

rude slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Well, sod that for a game of soldiers! I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: game, of, sod, soldier, that, this

blow/sodtaboo ˈthis/ˈthat for a game of soldiers

(British English, slang) used by somebody who does not want to do something because it is annoying or involves too much effort: After waiting for twenty minutes more, he thought ‘sod this for a game of soldiers’, and left.
See also: blow, game, of, sod, soldier, that, this

blow/sodtaboo ˈthat for a lark

(British English, slang) used by somebody who does not want to do something because it involves too much effort: Sod that for a lark! I’m not doing any more tonight.
A lark is a thing that you do for fun or as a joke.
See also: blow, lark, sod, that

ˌSod’s ˈLaw

(British English, humorous) the tendency for things to happen in just the way that you do not want, and in a way that is not useful: The band always plays better when they’re not being recorded — but that’s Sod’s Law, isn’t it?
See also: law

sod off

v. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To go away. Used chiefly as a command.
See also: off, sod
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Apply sodsavers prohibition to substitute crop insurance yields on native sod that is converted to cropland nationwide;
The amplification product 278 bp PCR product of third intron of copper-zinc (Cu-Zn) SOD gene were estimated.
Then the cell lysate was removed and centrifuged at 4[degrees]C at 13,000 rpm for 15 min, and the SOD activity and the protein content in the supernatant were analyzed spectrophotometrically using SOD diagnostic reagent kits (Nanjing Jiancheng Bioengineering) and BCA Protein Assay Kit (Thermo, USA) following manufacturer's directions, respectively.
These excavations were backfilled to the elevation grade that was present before the cleanup began, and tundra sod was transplanted onto the backfilled surface (Fig.
Based in Miami, Florida, A1A Sod Sand and Soil, Inc.
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SOD is one of the enzymes that are involved in the reaction with superoxide radicals.
Then they used genetic manipulation to "turn on" the production of SOD separately in nerves and muscles.
The new enhancements of Oracle Identity Manager allow more coarse SoD in enterprise applications.
SOD theory goes back to the mid-1990s when the Israeli chief of defense staff established the Operational Theory Research Institute (OTRI).
In just 30 to 45 days, the mats are completely covered in grass, and the mats themselves disintegrate over the course of 120 to 150 days--leaving clean, healthy sod.
Sod is occasionally installed on steep slopes, but its use is limited because of the greater expense.
Methods: SOD activity was measured in red blood cells in newborns, children and young Spanish people (n=1212, divided in six groups) using the Minami and Yoshikawa method.
Hemke started selling rolls of his lush sod last summer, turning his first profit in March.
The product, developed by MSU, is a soilless sod that never touches dirt until it is put into place on lawns, golf courses, sports fields, or other locations.