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all my eye (and Betty Martin)

Nonsense talk. The origin of this phrase is disputed, but it may have originated with a sailor whose retelling of a beggar's (misheard) words was regarded as nonsense. Oh please, she's not rich. Any talk of wealth is all my eye and Betty Martin. If he says he's good at tennis, it's all my eye—he's terribly uncoordinated on the court.
See also: all, betty, eye

betty

1. n. some fake drugs; a bad drug buy. John’s supplier slipped him some betty.
2. n. a good-looking girl or woman. (Usually Betty.) Who’s your new Betty, Bob?
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It is the main reason the marriage did not work because Betty was not a bad lady.
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Betty was raised in the Catholic faith and was a homemaker and sold Avon.
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Mutual friends introduced Betty to Gerald "Jerry" Ford, a handsome local lawyer and former star quarterback at the University of Michigan.
After Betty's passing, Danny did pursue treatment and is now recovering from surgery that successfully removed the tumor.
Betty made a few changes to the pattern, such as increasing the number of total blocks to 30 and omitting the outer sashing rows and border #1 strips, resulting in a quilt that finishes at 83"x 97".
Betty turned 100 on January 26, surrounded by family at Ashwood House in Callander.
In The CW "Riverdale" TV series, Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica (Camila Mendes) are the same way.
Ugly Betty actress Ashley Jensen says she would like to reunite with the cast and work on a film based on the popular TV series.
Betty married Jack Ketcheson on 23 September 1942 and much of their married life was spent in Guelph, where Jack was a professor.
AFTER more than six decades of marriage, Betty and Alex Gault know each other inside out.
EVEN a broken hip didn't stop centenarian Betty Weightman celebrating her milestone birthday.