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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.
See also: and, bushel, 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.
See also: gourd, like, martin, to

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!
See also: gourd, off

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!
See also: gourd, of, out

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!
See also: gourd, of, out, stoned
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

out of your gourd

1 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’).
See also: gourd, of, out
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017


n. the head. I raised up and got a nasty blow on the gourd.

stoned out of one’s head

and 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.
See also: head, of, out, stoned

stoned out of one’s gourd

See also: gourd, of, out, stoned
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Ben starting growing gourds for something to do after retirement.
The Kiowa, who now live in Oklahoma claim they were the originators of a dance now called the Gourd Dance.
GREEN FOOTPRINT: The community gardeners at Mansoura pose beneath the thick roof of bottle gourd and snake gourd creepers.
Philippe Assouly and puts to light two case reports of women experiencing food poisoning after ingesting cucurbits or bitter gourds. In one case, a woman who consumed bitter-tasting pumpkin soup experienced digestive problems for a day.
We would love to see any images our readers take of their birdhouse gourds, and we might even run several of them in a future issue of the magazine.
There is a legend that says, "if you give or receive a gourd, with it goes all the best in life; health, happiness and other good things." Anytime of year is excellent to think about growing gourds, sometimes referred to as "nature's pottery." The original shapes of clay pottery is thought to have been modeled on the shapes of certain gourds to make grain storage containers and musical instruments, such as rattles, drums, horns, whistles and flutes.
Humans may have saved pumpkins, squashes and gourds from an Ice Age extinction, researchers say online November 16 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
-- The annual Running of the Gourds Festival, an event that celebrates the fruit's growing popularity, has taken over Pinal County this weekend.
Stuff this mixture into the already scooped halves of the bitter gourds. Seal the outer surface of the bitter gourd with the Gram flour paste.
It is 2so much fun for fall to arrive with all the beautifully s'h ed and richly hued pumpkins, gourds, and vegetables at road-e farmers markets and produce departments of local supermarkets.
It's OK to buy more gourds and cornstalks and pumpkins to carve than you'll ever need because the local farms have acres of them all ripe for the taking.
Pumpkins and gourds abound as the residents of this farm prepare for market day.
*** 4 dried cornhusks Warm water 9 ounces sea salt To serve: 4 small hollow dried gourds with removable tops 4 dried cornhusks 8 ears fresh baby corn, husks peeled back, corn silk removed * roasted ground peanuts may he substituted ** Nahuatl word for dried cornhusk *** yields more than needed For plating For the chicatana-coffee mayonnaise: Beat egg yolk while slowly whisking in oil Add coffee, ants, and lime juice to mayonnaise and whisk to combine.
LAHORE -- Bitter gourds can be cultivated from February to July and 25 to 30 centigrade temperature is conducive to the growth of its seeds.
These gourds were used by the Maasai people to collect blood, obtained from their cattle without killing them to consume as a nutritious drink, either on its own or mixed with milk.