the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

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the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street

A nickname for the Bank of England (which is located on Threadneedle Street in London). Primarily heard in UK. You can try all you want, but you won't get a penny from the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street.
See also: lady, of, old, street
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"I am afraid," he admitted, "that his morals are not up to the Threadneedle Street pitch, eh, Mr.
Dale, Spiggot, and Dale, of Threadneedle Street, indeed), who, having had dealings with the old man, and kindnesses from him in days when he was kind to everybody with whom he dealt, sent this little spar out of the wreck with their love to good Mrs.
The old gentleman got out, with great alacrity, when they reached the Bank, and once more taking Nicholas by the arm, hurried him along Threadneedle Street, and through some lanes and passages on the right, until they, at length, emerged in a quiet shady little square.
Some little distance down Threadneedle Street, upon the left-hand side, there is, as you may have remarked, a small angle in the wall.
We don't talk to people in Threadneedle Street about nothing but turnips and pigsties.
People can take the old notes to the bank in Threadneedle Street, in the City of London, to be exchanged for a new polymer note.
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