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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
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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And I don't mind work a bit, if I don't have to put up with sadness.' She leaned her chin on her hand and looked down through the orchard, where the sunlight was growing more and more golden.
She had only to stand in the orchard, to put her hand on a little crab tree and look up at the apples, to make you feel the goodness of planting and tending and harvesting at last.
When after several evenings of intense lis- tening she heard no call from the darkness in the orchard, she was half beside herself with grief and decided that for her there was no way to break through the wall that had shut her off from the joy of life.
Louise had so entirely given up the thought of his coming that for a long time she did not hear the call that came up from the orchard. On the Friday evening before, as she was being driven back to the farm for the week-end by one of the hired men, she had on an impulse done a thing that had startled her, and as John Hardy stood in the darkness below and called her name softly and insis- tently, she walked about in her room and wondered what new impulse had led her to commit so ridicu- lous an act.
Higginbotham's character and habits of life; and that he had an orchard, and a St.
On his left were a stone wall and a gate, the boundary of a woodlot, beyond which lay an orchard, farther still, a mowing field, and last of all, a house.
Just then the village clock tolled eight, and as each deep stroke fell, Dominicus gave a fresh bound and flew faster than before, till, dim in the solitary centre of the orchard, he saw the fated pear-tree.
But, morning came again, and though the boughs of the orchard trees drooped and ran wild upon the ground, it was the same orchard still.
And if I go out there and get acquainted with all those trees and flowers and the orchard and the brook I'll not be able to help loving it.
TAMESIDE CHESTER CONGLETON CREWE MANCHESTER ROCHDALE SALFORD MACCLESFIELD WILMSLOW ANCIENT orchards at a south Manchester park have been given a makeover by an unlikely helper - Peter Andre.
The initiative was inspired by the loss of 60% of British orchards over the past 40 years, which threatens some of the traditional and local varieties of fruit that add to genetic diversity and the richness of tastes.
The initiative was sparked by the loss of 60% of British orchards over the past 40 years, which threatens some of the traditional and local varieties of fruit that add to genetic diversity and the richness of tastes.
SARGODHA -- The Citrus Research Institute Sargodha (CRIS) experts advised Orange growers to proper irrigate their orchards, use pesticides and fertilizers according to demand of land and trees so that the best yield could be received in the next season.
At present more than ten thousand orchards have been planted across the nation in a joint investment between farmers, communities, and the Company.