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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.
See also: apple, off, orchard, trade

crazy as a betsy bug

Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *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.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

marble orchard

a cemetery. informal humorous
See also: marble, orchard

marble orchard

and Marble City
n. a cemetery. I already bought a little plot in a marble orchard. There is a huge Marble City south of town.
See also: marble, orchard
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Their original orcharding property, at Florence Heights above Moonah, had suffered so much through the bank's collapse, as did many other Tasmanian businesses and families, that they were forced to find other opportunities.
The award is in recognition of the company becoming the first producer in Herefordshire to be awarded soil association certification (in 1988) and for their extensive orcharding work.
We have been learning about gardening, orcharding, chickens, geese, pigs, and neighbors.
Gardening and orcharding may have been classified as domestic activities.