cotton-picking


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cotton-picking

An intensifier used to express one's anger or frustration. Oh, he's just a cotton-picking fool—don't listen to a word he says!

cotton-pickin’

verb

cotton-picking

and cotton-pickin’
mod. worthless; damned. (Folksy.) Who is this cotton-picking bigwig pushing us around?
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A spokesman for the department said on Sunday that women do not adopt proper methods of cotton-picking due to lack of training.
There are usually 4 to 6 rounds of cotton-picking from a single plant, with intervals of 8-12 days between each picking.
What can be said is that today, black America has shed the shroud of cotton-picking thread, to assume the velvet robes of high office.
Just wait one cotton-picking, table-leg covering, hide-bound minute, they would have said.
COUNTRYSIDE: My mother loved the movie "Places in the Heart," except she was bothered by the fact that the cotton-picking scene was incorrect.
COTTON-PICKING SUBSIDIES (Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles)
When all that was over, it was cotton-picking time in Arkansas," wrote Freddy Fender in the notes to his 1975 album, Before the Next Teardrop Falls.
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Which makes the Beeb a bunch of Cotton-picking critters.
Narrated by seven-year-old Luke, this is the rather un-Grisham-like tale of what happens when evil visits a poor-but-happy farming family one cotton-picking season during the Korean War.
Or when he denied being a bigot by arguing that he hires blacks "because they are the best people who applied for the cotton-picking job." Or when he scolded a reporter by telling him never to ask "for a true statement again!"
Rural women are central to this economy being major participants in food production in rice and wheat growing regions, as well as in cotton-picking processes.
In other words, we were able to increase the cotton-picking by six times, and this is not the limit.
While speaking on the occasion, Mr Sidikov said that cotton-picking equipment and tractors from Uzbekistan have reached Pakistan and are now operating in fields at the Cotton Research Institute Multan.
And word of mouth around their live shows has become so loud since their slots at this year's Glastonbury Festival, you'd be a cotton-picking fool to miss them at the Newport City Live Arena tomorrow night.