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bushel and a peck (and some in a gourd)
A lot. This phrase is typically used to emphasize how much one loves someone else. My darling wife, I love you a bushel and a peck.
like a martin to his/its gourd
dated, colloquial A reference to the purple martin, a type of swallow that often nest in hollowed-out gourds provided by humans. Primarily heard in US.
1. Very fast in a straight line. He stepped in the door and walked over to the bar like a martin to his gourd.
2. Quickly, directly, and intuitively. I wasn't sure Sarah would be cut out for carpentry, but she took to it like a martin to its gourd.
off (one's) gourd
slang Crazy. After yet another sleepless night, I'm starting to feel like I'm off my gourd. He's off his gourd if he thinks this plan is going to work!
out of (one's) gourd
slang Crazy. After yet another sleepless night, I'm starting to feel like I'm out of my gourd. He's out of his gourd if he thinks this plan is going to work!
stoned out of (one's) gourd
Severely intoxicated by drugs, especially marijuana. ("Gourd" is a slang term for one's head or mind.) Sorry, I can't remember what we were talking about last night, I was stoned out of my gourd. There's no way I'm letting you drive—you're stoned out of your gourd!
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out of your gourd1 out of your mind; crazy. 2 under the influence of alcohol or drugs. North American informal
1 1988 Jay McInerney The Story of My Life After ten minutes I'm bored out of my gourd.
2 1993 Stephen King Gerald's Game I was ‘on medication’ (this is the technical hospital term for ‘stoned out of one's gourd’).
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n. the head. I raised up and got a nasty blow on the gourd.
stoned out of one’s headand stoned out of one’s gourd
mod. under the effects of marijuana. Tiffany was stoned out of her head and started giggling. That stuff makes me stoned out of my gourd.
stoned out of one’s gourdverb
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