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be (someone's) huckleberry

dated To be well or perfectly suited to someone's job, need, or purpose. Primarily heard in US. You need someone to go break your brother out of jail? Buddy, I'm your huckleberry.
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be a huckleberry above a persimmon

dated To be better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon.

be a huckleberry over (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry over my persimmon.

bet a huckleberry to a persimmon

dated To wager or reckon a very small amount (usually used in the negative). Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't bet a huckleberry to a persimmon that we'll see any share of that money.

huckleberry above a persimmon

dated Better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated Somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon

above (one's) huckleberry

Exceeding one's knowledge or ability. He's a great handyman but electrical work is above his huckleberry. Lifting that heavy box is definitely above my huckleberry—my arms are too scrawny for that!
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above one's bend

 and above one's huckleberry
Rur. beyond one's ability. Fixing those new cars with computers in them is above my bend. Joe's a good cook, but fancy desserts are above his huckleberry.
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(12) Huckleberry Finn or, to use a recent coinage of Newsweek's Malcolm Jones, "Huckness" (uncannily close to "hucksterism") is such an intriguing proposition not really on account of the masquerades, shape-shifting, tit-tat-to, trente-et-quarante, all kinds of games we all play all the time.
During the rest of Huckleberry Finn, Huck's skills of play are productive only when used for survival, while Tom is able to dedicate his play skills entirely to the purpose of adventure and self-gratification.
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However, while most audiences and readers are very familiar with Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz, Adams' other choices, such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn were, as Adams acknowledges, not as celebrated as the first two.
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MARK TWAIN'S ADVENTURES OF Huckleberry Finn is at once a comic masterpiece and a serious exploration of what distinguishes the American character, above all, its love of freedom and independence.
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At the same time, I can recall word-for-word the theme tune to the 1979 TV series Huckleberry Finn and Friends, which isn't a skill that anyone else values very much.