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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.
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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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Old Betty was proud, and said it with a sparkle in her bright eyes.
It seems to me,' said Betty, smiling, 'that you were born a lady, and a true one, or there never was a lady born.
It was not until he had been piqued into competition with the two diminutive Minders, by seeing them successively raised to that post and retire from it without injury, that he could be by any means induced to leave Mrs Betty Higden's skirts; towards which he exhibited, even when in Mrs Boffin's embrace, strong yearnings, spiritual and bodily; the former expressed in a very gloomy visage, the latter in extended arms.
It looked like they were trying to intimidate Susan asking her why she is holding on to Betty Kyalo's passport," one of them said.
Betty turned 100 on January 26, surrounded by family at Ashwood House in Callander.
On Wednesday night's episode, Betty will confide in Archie when she gets a call from the Black Hood killer.
Betty married Jack Ketcheson on 23 September 1942 and much of their married life was spent in Guelph, where Jack was a professor.
In spite of her painful injury, Betty was pleased to receive her traditional telegram from the Queen.
When Betty was born in 1935 the cartoon character was at the height of her fame so her dad nicknamed her Betty Boop.
I'll miss seeing my Auntie Betty there, for it's where my beloved Auntie would often sit, sharing her humorous stories with charm and wit, for it stirs fond memories of talks we once had which gave us such comfort when we were sad, or helped us recall funny stories of childhood years that brought glorious laughter, mixed with tears.
Newer cast members can run around all they like, killing people, breaking hearts, taking part in dramatic gun-toting heists, - but no one has ever been quite as watchable as our Betty.
According to Vivian, Betty was abused by her employer.
Now, if Jane thought that Betty was being unreasonable, then Jane could take Betty to small claims court to cover Jane's damages.
On Tuesday the school said a fond farewell to Betty, presenting her with gifts and cards to say thank you for all her work over the years.
Daniel Lattanzio, Smart Betty's president, stated “Smart Betty would like to welcome Carl's Jr.