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acknowledge the corn

To admit to or acknowledge one's fault, shortcoming, mistake, crime, or naiveté. When they arrested me, I decided I might as well acknowledge the corn and confess to stealing the car. Especially since I was still driving it.
See also: acknowledge, corn

pee in (someone's) Corn Flakes

rude slang To really upset, irritate, or disappoint someone. Sorry to pee in your Corn Flakes, but you won't get any credits for the class unless you attend every single lecture. A: "Watch out, the boss is in a foul mood today." B: "Wow, I wonder who peed in his Corn Flakes?"
See also: corn, Flake, pee

piss in (someone's) Corn Flakes

rude slang To really upset, irritate, or disappoint someone. Sorry to piss in your Corn Flakes, but you won't get any credits for the class unless you attend every single lecture. A: "Watch out, the boss is in a foul mood today." B: "Wow, I wonder who pissed in his Corn Flakes?"
See also: corn, Flake, piss

like a can of corn

Rur. very easy. Whipping up dinner for twelve is like a can of corn, as far as Jane is concerned. The championship game was like a can of corn for our team. We won easily.
See also: can, corn, like, of

earn your corn

BRITISH
If someone earns their corn, they are successful and therefore justify the money that has been spent, for example on employing or training them. New striker, Steve Menzies, earned his corn with a last-minute goal. Managers earn their corn in these difficult circumstances.
See also: corn, earn

seed corn

If someone talks about seed corn, they mean resources or people that will produce benefits in the future rather than immediately. Investment in the industry, the seed corn of future output, has fallen by 75 percent. Note: If people eat their seed corn, they use up their valuable resources, and this will prevent them from being able to do things in the future. A society that's unwilling to invest in its future is a society that's living off capital. It's eating its seed corn. Note: A farmer's seed corn is the grain that is used for planting rather than being sold or eaten.
See also: corn, seed

can of corn

1. n. a baseball that drops straight down into the glove of a waiting player (for an out). (Since the 1940s.) It’s a can of corn! Right into Sammy’s mitt.
2. n. something that is really easy [to do], as in easy as catching a can of corn. (From the image of an old-time grocery store clerk who would grasp a can from the top shelf with the special long tool, and then drop it straight down into his hand.) Nothing to it. A can of corn.
See also: can, corn, of

corn

n. money. I need some corn to pay the rent.

corn squabble

n. a fight. (Perhaps referring to chickens fighting over corn.) Stop this silly corn squabble and let’s try to talk this through.
See also: corn, squabble

corned

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Let’s go out and get corned!
See also: corn

can of corn

Sports
Something that is easily accomplished, especially a routine catch of a fly ball in baseball.
See also: can, corn, of
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