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be a huckleberry above a persimmon

dated To be better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon.

be a huckleberry over (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry over my persimmon.

bet a huckleberry to a persimmon

dated To wager or reckon a very small amount (usually used in the negative). Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't bet a huckleberry to a persimmon that we'll see any share of that money.

huckleberry above a persimmon

dated Better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated Somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon

the longest pole knocks the persimmon

Success comes easily to those who have the best resources or means to obtain it. Primarily heard in US. Of course the daughter of a millionaire would get into that prestigious school. The longest pole knocks the persimmon, after all.
See also: knock, long, persimmon, pole
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As for persimmon, Asda exotic produce buyer Dean Hayden said the supermarket had sold more than half a million Spanish persimmons last season and expected to see similarly high interest this year.
But because ripe persimmons are delicious, I persisted and through trial and error, I have discovered a reliable way to establish whether eating the fruit of a Diospyros virginiana will be pleasant or not.
The delightfully sweet, decadently smooth texture of a ripe Hachiya persimmon (pictured above) has no equal.
He said: "Regrettably, as a further result of the current market conditions a number of redundancies are to be made across the Persimmon Group and staff at Persimmon Homes have entered into a consultation process.
QUICK BREAD Add chopped Fuyu persimmons (about 1 1/2 cups for an 8-in.
An anonymous reader called a few days ago for a good steamed persimmon pudding recipe.
Located in Strathmore, Tulare County, California, Golden Maid Packers is a family farming company that harvests, packages and ships an annual average of over 850,000 packages of plums, table grapes, persimmons and kiwifruit.
One night as the wind blew, the persimmons fell to the ground.
Persimmon, also referred to as common persimmon, is a member of the ebony family Ebenaceae.
27, 1996--Siemens Stromberg-Carlson has invested a 20-percent equity stake in Persimmon Information Technology, the entrepreneurial start-up that has earned world recognition for its pioneering Internet experience and excellence in high-performance Web site design.
Because every batch of persimmons differs slightly in flavor and ripeness, each pudding assumes its own character.
He and his wife, Yolanda, are so fond of dried persimmons that each year they preserve their tree's bountiful harvest to enjoy beyond the fruit's short season.
The reason your persimmons fall from the tree before they ripen is the result of parthenocarpy, which is one of the most fascinating botanical phenomena.