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clogs to clogs in three generations

The idea that a family can escape poverty for a time but then become impoverished again, all in the span of three generations. Primarily heard in UK. With the way you're spending our family's money, we'll be clogs to clogs in three generations!
See also: clog, generation, three

clever clogs

A light-hearted or humorous way to refer to an intelligent or clever person. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. He's such a clever clogs. There is no question he can't answer.
See also: clever, clog

clog up

1. To obstruct. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clog" and "up." This cold is clogging up my nose and I can hardly breathe.
2. To make constipated. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clog" and "up." That type of food always clogs me up—I was constipated for days the last time I ate it.
See also: clog, up

clog (something) with (something)

To obstruct something with something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clog" and "up." This cold has clogged my nose with so much mucus that I can hardly breathe. One of the kids clogged the pipes with action figures.
See also: clog

pop (one's) clogs

To die. Primarily heard in UK. A friend of mine is convinced he's going to pop his clogs whenever he feels the slightest bit unwell.
See also: clog, pop

clog someone up

[for some kind of food] to constipate someone. This cheese clogs me up. I can't eat it. This food clogs up people who eat it.
See also: clog, up

clog something up

[for something] to obstruct a channel or conduit. The leaves clogged the gutters up. They clogged up the gutter.
See also: clog, up

clog something with something

to block or obstruct a channel or conduit with something. The neighbors clogged the creek with their brush and leaves. Please don't clog the drain with garbage.
See also: clog

clog up

[for a channel or conduit] to become blocked. The canal clogged up with leaves and mud.
See also: clog, up

pop your clogs

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone pops their clogs, they die. He popped his clogs halfway through the performance. Note: This expression is used to refer to someone's death in a light-hearted or humorous way. Note: This expression may refer to an old sense of `pop', meaning to pawn something (= borrow some money in return for a valuable object that you leave with the lender. The lender can sell the object if you do not pay the money back). Clogs used to be the normal footwear of people such as mill workers, especially in the north of England.
See also: clog, pop

clogs to clogs in three generations

the return of a family to poverty after one generation of prosperity.
See also: clog, generation, three

pop your clogs

die. British informal
The expression, which is first recorded in 1970 , probably comes from the idea of ‘popping’ (i.e. pawning) a person's clogs after they have died (and therefore have no further use for them). It may well also have been influenced, though, by the colloquial pop off meaning ‘die’, which dates back to the mid 18th century.
1998 Oldie We cannot claim any credit for foreseeing that Enoch was about to pop his clogs.
See also: clog, pop

pop your ˈclogs

(British English, humorous) die: I haven’t seen you for so long I thought you’d popped your clogs!
See also: clog, pop

clog up

v.
1. To obstruct some passageway: The fallen leaves clogged up the drainpipe. The sediment clogged the pipe up.
2. To cause something to become obstructed: I clogged up the sink with some leftover food. This nagging cold has clogged my sinuses up.
3. To become obstructed: Call the plumber; the toilet clogged up again.
See also: clog, up
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But after World War II clog dance was re-discovered by a folk revival and classes run by groups like Folkworks prove that clog dancing is very much still on the agenda.
BEST FOOT FORWARD Children from Newcastle Church High's junior school learned the traditional art of clog and rapper sword dancing during workshops conducted by cast members from The Lock In show
If you feel the cable hit an obstruction, continue cranking and pushing the cable through the clog until you feel the tip bite through.
This forces water in both directions in the drain and usually breaks the clog free.
Laura, who has danced from the age of two and been clog dancing since 13, said: "I have done tap and contemporary styles but this is my passion.
4 SPIN a special "closet auger" or regular snake through the drain if plunging doesn't dislodge the clog.
Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles and Philadelphia follow, according to a national survey commissioned by SCOTT (R) Tissue and Clog Clinic.
Dust, sand and dirt aren't the only things that can clog your combat vehicle's air filters.
But sometimes the clog is deep in the drainpipe and requires more work and extra-powerful tools to root out.
But the study in last week's Journal of the American Medical Association also noted that angioplasty patients often must undergo the procedure more than once during those five years because the arteries clog back up.
Besides working as an astronomer, Skip is a disc jockey on a program that features his beloved bluegrass, is involved in clog dancing, plays a banjo and recently got to run a diesel train.
Because water can't be compressed, it'll transmit the pressure of plunging straight to the clog, and you're much more likely to bust it up.
Beloved throughout the medical community, C&C SWEDEN offers a contemporary take on a classic style clog.
The HYDROCLAW is a new design of tank cleaning head which has been introduced by THE SPRAY NOZZLE PEOPLE offering the important benefit of being clog resistant.