beggar's bush

beggar's bush

Ruin or devastation. Unless you want to end up at beggar's bush, you better watch how much money you're spending.
See also: bush
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Fans were thrilled as more great feel-good tracks packed with energy followed, Days We've Yet to Meet, Life is Good (from the new studio album), Float, Tenement Square - a song dedicated to King's birthplace at Beggar's Bush in Dublin's Fair City - and What's Left of the Flag.
As shocks go they do not come any bigger than Roevin Star who sprang a 25-1 shock in the Confined under Glassonbury, the winner won fair and square by three lengths from Beggar's Bush with Gillon Crow in the plate.
There was huge cause for celebration for Pat Dempsey of Slattery's Pub in Beggar's Bush, Dublin, who won Best Bar Person.
Connor Bloomfield No way am I going to the sales just to get elbowed to the ground before being trampled to death by ignorant shoppers Daniel Attard Done Next and Boots sale at 4am this morning at Beggar's Bush Pam Swift Hunting Linda Corke Going for a nice long walk, keeping away from sales & crowds, thank goodness Graeme Adams Gonna see what's in the sales Jay Pitts Off to my partner's side of the family to have our 2nd Christmas (not looking forward to the drive, tho) Matt Aston Time to relax now Steven Chrlton It's my son's 4th birthday, he missed Xmas by 4hrs SUTTON COLDFIELD SWIMMERS .
While the two were in Slattery's in Beggar's Bush, Eamon left his sporty Porsche Boxter parked on double yellow lines outside as they popped inside for a couple of scoops.
This is the point behind an argument Woodbridge does not cite, Empson's account of The Beggars' Opera as "rogue pastoral," but it is also an implicit point in her own discussion of the "merry beggar" tradition in works like Bartholomew Fair, Fletcher and Massinger's Beggar's Bush, and Brome's A Jovial Crew.
PLANNING watchdogs have blocked a ten-metre mobile phone mast on the pavement opposite the Beggar's Bush pub.
During RSPCA Week, running next week, volunteers will be based at all the main Tesco branches in the West Midlands, including the supermarket at Beggar's Bush junction in New Oscott, near Sutton Coldfield.
It comes after councillors rejected a plan to turn the junction into a crossroads - as happened at the nearby Beggar's Bush in New Oscott causing further congestion.
The junction of Chester Road and Jockey Road has been known as the Beggar's Bush since the early 19th Century.
The original 'beggar's bush' was a Hawthorn Tree on the crossroads that signified the border between Staffordshire and Warwickshire The first mention of the Beggars Bush coaching inn was recorded in 1841 but the original building was replaced by the current pub in 1927.