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(as) crazy as a peach-orchard boar
Insane or eccentric. Often used jocularly. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a peach-orchard boar! I know some of my students think I'm as crazy as a peach-orchard boar because of my weird methods. You're as crazy as a peach-orchard boar if you believe this ridiculous scheme will work.
(as) drunk as a peach orchard sow
old-fashioned slang Very drunk. Do you remember last night at the pub at all? You got as drunk as a peach orchard sow! Help him get home, will ya? He started drinking whiskey, and now he's drunk as a peach orchard sow. You were as drunk as a peach orchard sow last night, stumbling in here reeking of alcohol!
be (as) drunk as a peach orchard sow
old-fashioned slang To be very drunk. Do you remember last night at all? You were drunk as a peach orchard sow by the time you left the pub! Help him get home, will ya? He started drinking whiskey, and now he's drunk as a peach orchard sow.
slang A cemetery. I refuse to cut through the bone orchard at this time of night—it's far too creepy!
crazy as a betsy bug
Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
1. A cemetery. (A reference to headstones and monuments.) My wife and I went to book a plot of land in the marble orchard for when the time comes.
2. A yard or other area featuring many statues. The bizarre site on the outskirts of the city is a marble orchard where the visages and iconography of the former regime have been preserved in stone.
there are bad apples in every orchard
Every group or organization has members ("bad apples") whose words or actions negatively impact an entire group of people. A: "Jeremy is such a brat. He won't listen to a word I say, and he gets the other kids all riled up too!" B: "Well, you know what they say—there are bad apples in every orchard." I get that there are bad apples in every orchard, but when the CEO is one of them, the company is doomed.
trade off the orchard for an apple
To be overly concerned with minor details and ignore the situation as a whole. I know you're worried about that one aspect of your project, but don't trade off the orchard for an apple.
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*crazy as a betsy bugand *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
marble orcharda cemetery. informal humorous
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marble orchardand Marble City
n. a cemetery. I already bought a little plot in a marble orchard. There is a huge Marble City south of town.
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