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find true north
To find or proceed on the correct course or in the right direction. A reference to finding the position of the North Pole (e.g., by compass or by locating a pole star) so as to navigate properly. I would strongly advise that you seek professional legal counsel to find true north in your case against the state.
north and south
The mouth. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "north and south" rhymes with "mouth." Primarily heard in UK. Hey, watch what comes out of your north and south around your granny.
too far north
slang Extremely shrewd. The phrase refers to people from the north of England, who are thought to be especially astute. Primarily heard in US. You'll never outsmart Alison, she's too far north for you.
To, in, or at the northern part of a country or the world. People from both sides of the political spectrum always threaten to move up North across the border whenever a new president is elected. Maybe it's just that the heat down here makes us more mellow, but I always find people up North to be way more uptight and aggressive.
to or at the northern part of the country or the world. I don't like living up North. I want to move down South where it's warm. When you say "up North," do you mean where the polar bears live or just in the northern states?
find true north
Get on the right course, proceed in the right direction, as in We'd better find true north before our competitors do. This term alludes to locating the position of the North Pole from a particular point. [Slang; late 1900s]