the old 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
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She takes a trip back to the old sod tonight where she joins Midland on tour down at Index on Arran Quay.
You don't have to explain or make excuses for the old sod.
Winning trainer Terry Clement said: "I joked we had to come up against the old sod on the day he chose to return to form, but if any horse had to beat us, I was pleased it was The Tatling.
Paul is a native of Northern Ireland and has many years of IT and website experience both on the old sod and in the United States.
As Jo put it, the old sod really cared about me, this is something I have to do.
Peter and Patricia Joyce are actually from the old sod.
Whatever; the current edition sounds as traditional as it gets, with musicologist founder Mick Moloney leading the latest lineup in a lively series of reels, jigs and songs about leaving the Old Sod (or imprisonment in Australia) to find hope and heartbreak in the good ol' USA.
IN THE bad old days, it was only the craic of an Irish summer that kept Murphy on the old sod.
I bid 40 per cent over the asking price and the old sod got 60
He used to call me the old sod because I was the oldest in the gang.
A weird hodgepodge, "Proud" is part history lesson, part family saga, a lyrical nod to the Old Sod, a Navy recruitment flag-waver and a war actioner.
Cahill said he had expected a big Cead Mile Failte from the folks back home in the old sod on his homecoming.
This April, while in the London area, I accepted that invitation and trod the old sod at Bletchley Park, the site of "Station X," where a team of some of the most brilliant people ever assembled learned to decode messages sent from the German Enigma enciphering machines during the darkest days of World War II.
After watching Roots, I remember asking my Irish grandmother why she left the old sod, a place from which people have been fleeing en masse ever since they could tie logs together to make rafts, and why she had never gone back.
The Old Sod Farm Road Building will be staffed and managed on-site.