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cabbage

Money. Oh please, I don't have the cabbage to buy a fancy car like that!

fall off the cabbage truck

To be gullible, naïve, or unsophisticated. The subject is often a person from a rural or rustic background. Mary has no idea about how to act in polite society, always behaving as if she just fell off the cabbage truck.
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cabbage

n. money. (see also green, spinach.) How much cabbage you want for this heater?

fall off the cabbage truck

To be a nai¨ve newcomer. Imagine a flatbed farm wagon laden with fresh produce arriving in a city. Sliding off the back was a country bumpkin whose brain, or so smug sophisticated urbanites would agree, contained no more clue about worldly ways than a head of cabbage that might roll off the vehicle. A similar expression was to say that someone “just got off the boat,” a reference to immigration in the days of steamship passage when new arrivals were thoroughly ignorant of New World customs. Among the snappy denials to being called a hick or greenhorn were “I wasn't born yesterday” or “I might have been born at night, but not last night” or the wonderfully imaginative Midwestern comeback, “Hey, what makes you think I just got off the noon balloon from Rangoon?”
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And when they came he gave them some of the good cabbage to eat, so that they became human again.
As Wolfert waxed old and rich and corpulent he also set up a great gingerbread-colored carriage, drawn by a pair of black Flanders mares with tails that swept the ground; and to commemorate the origin of his greatness he had for his crest a full-blown cabbage painted on the panels, with the pithy motto, ALLES KOPF, that is to say, ALL HEAD, meaning thereby that he had risen by sheer head work.
Cut cabbages into small wedges and place horizontally into feed tube.
The Guinness Book Of Records measures cabbages by weight rather than height.
Cabbages come in both Asian and European varieties.
The core occasion for the consumption of cabbage is the evening meal with 5 out of every 10 cabbages being consumed
Cabbages are delivered on the carousel, where the stalks are cut and necessary leaves removed.
SOW spring cabbages to provide a non-stop supply of sweet and delicious greens from March through to June.
Place the cabbages in the steamer until warmed through, about four minutes.
We had to lay the cabbages out on the floor once a month to air them out and get rid of the bad ones.
At each side of the bridge stood two glass kiosks in which you could shelter from the almost incessant rain and enjoy the textures and colours of species cabbages unexpectedly allied with alliums, irises, lavenders and exotic grasses.
I'm not usually very fond of green cabbages stir-fried from raw.
In addition to green and red cabbages, you can choose from savoy types with crinkled leaves.
Mother Cabbages will continue to deliver to the public with the assistance of LPN's (Licensed Patch Nurses) and doctors at the current site (73 W.
All cabbages are green unless they are purple, when they are known as red cabbage.