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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!
See also: boar, crazy

bone orchard

slang A cemetery. I refuse to cut through the bone orchard at this time of night—it's far too creepy!
See also: bone, orchard

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

marble orchard

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.
See also: marble, orchard

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
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*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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

marble orchard

a cemetery. informal humorous
See also: marble, orchard
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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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Meanwhile, businesses controlling not only the growing of apples but their packing, storing, and marketing have found that vertical integration--power over everything from tree plantings to sales--makes orcharding losses an acceptable expense in an otherwise profitable operation.(*) Small orchardists like Doug Clarke are left to worry that their expenses per box--planting, spraying, pruning, thinning, irrigating, picking, packing, overhead--might be higher than the market can return.
In this manner, orcharding in Washington has become, increasingly, corporate.
According to Lippincott's Productive Orcharding, published in 1914, that means southern apples thrive where mean summer temperatures range from 60 to 67 degrees.
The other reason southern apples are not widely known (even in the South) is that many of them are not suited to the requirements of commercial orcharding. A good commercial variety must be heavy-bearing, early-bearing, disease-resistant, and vigorous.
I have a long list of fun things aside from gardening, orcharding, building, animal raising, and my wild flower nursery employment...
He said agriculture is stable in this region for now, though the paradox between housing and orcharding is an issue that needs to be resolved.
(More about "retirement-income orcharding" in the next issue.)