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Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father
A mnemonic used in music to remember the names of the flat keys (B, E, A, D, G, C, and F). Reading the phrase in reverse can be used to remember the sharp keys. A: "It's no use, I keep getting the names of the flats all mixed up!" B: "It's easy, so long as you remember Battle Ends And Down Goes Charles' Father!"
Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle
A mnemonic used in music to remember the names of the sharp keys (F, C, G, D, A, E, and B). Reading the phrase in reverse can be used to remember the flat keys. A: "It's no use, I keep getting the names of the sharps all mixed up!" B: "It's easy, so long as you remember that Father Charles Goes Down And Ends Battle!"
King Charles's head
A topic, idea, or agenda that is a source of obsessive fixation or preoccupation for one. Sometimes written "King Charles' head" (with no "s" after the apostrophe). An allusion to Charles Dickens' book David Copperfield, in which the character Mr. Dick is unable to write or speak without bringing up the topic of the severed head of King Charles. Immigration reform, the King Charles's head of the party in recent years, was again the focus of today's debate. My poor aunt can't help bringing up her troubled childhood whenever she begins a conversation with someone. The trauma of it all has become a kind of King Charles' head for her.
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King Charles's headan obsession.
This expression alludes to the character of ‘Mr Dick’, in Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield, who could not write or speak on any matter without the subject of King Charles's head intruding.
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1. n. cocaine. (Drugs.) Is there a house where I can buy some Charles somewhere close?
2. n. a Caucasian. (Black. Not necessarily derogatory.) And what is Charles gonna say about what you did to his car?
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