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(go) suck a lemon

An expression of anger, scorn, or disdain. Primarily heard in US, Canada. Charles: "You never do any chores around the house, you just leave them for the rest of us!" Sam: "Oh, go suck a lemon, Charles! I don't have to listen to your crap." I can't believe you told your teacher to suck a lemon after she yelled at you.
See also: lemon, suck
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The accounts manager said that he has gotten "sick and tired" of hiccupping and has tried "every trick in the book" from sucking a lemon, standing on head to drinking water upside down.
She's stolen the show at the acid-tongued countess who looks like she's permanently sucking a lemon.
Parents reported trying a variety of rescue remedies, including sucking a lemon, eating ginger, smelling lavender, and sitting on a newspaper.
Later, sucking a lemon as he was rubbed down, Turpin said: "Certainly Robinson hit me hard, but I was confident.
Janine walked straight into a confrontation with the new Sam who, despite constantly pulling a face like she's sucking a lemon, was soon getting all the attention from the Walford men.
Faced with Princess Anne, who always looks as if she's sucking a lemon while simultaneously chewing a wasp, the poor girl must have thought that she was looking at the Wicked Witch of the West.