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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.
See also: find, north, true

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.
See also: far, north

up North

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?
See also: north, up

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]
See also: find, north, true

up north

to or in the north of a country. informal
See also: north, up

head ˈnorth/ˈsouth

(business) (about share prices, currencies, etc.) rise/fall in value: The country’s currency headed south for the second day, weakening 1.4%.
See also: head, north, south
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Meanwhile a middle-aged man was bitten and struck with a hammer when thieves broke into his home at North Frederick Street in Dublin.
In 1956 he received a National Book Award for Ten North Frederick (1955; film, 1958).
The National Book Awards were presented for the following: fiction, Ten North Frederick by John O'Hara; nonfiction, American in Italy by Herbert Kubly; poetry, Shield of Achilles by W.
Ten North Frederick (1955) deals with the contrast between the public and private lives of a leading citizen.
His later books include A Rage to Live (1949), Ten North Frederick (1955), From the Terrace (1958), Elizabeth Appleton (1963), Lovey Childs (1969), and The Ewings (1972).
Beyond Comics 536 North Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877 301-216-0007
Located at 18761-Q North Frederick Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD, the Maryland Table Tennis Center, MDTTC, is a premier full-time table tennis club in the United States for both recreational players and elite athletes with 10,000 square feet of space.
Peta supporters Marika Rea and Helaine Murrin plan to get their kit off and sit in a bubble bath on Dublin's North Frederick Street.
30pm The Ark, 42-46 North Frederick Street, Glasgow.
pounds 121,500 and pounds 128,500 for two flats in North Frederick Path, Glasgow city centre.
They arrived at the junction of North Frederick Street and Hardwicke Street in North Dublin at 11.
30pm for Scottish Women's Aid at the Old Printworks on North Frederick St, Glasgow.
The girl's ordeal began when a five-door car drew alongside her as she waited at a bus stop at the junction of Cathedral Street and North Frederick Street, Glasgow, on Saturday at around 7.
The 27-year-old driver had just parked outside the Hogshead pub in North Frederick Street, Glasgow, when she was attacked at around 5.
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