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the greatest thing since indoor plumbing

A humorous and hyperbolic statement indicating one's belief that something is excellent, especially something new and innovative. These waterproof jeans are the greatest thing since indoor plumbing. I don't have to worry about getting soaked!

greatest thing since indoor plumbing

 and the greatest thing since sliced bread
Rur. the most wonderful invention or useful item in a long time. As far as I'm concerned, this new food processor is the greatest thing since indoor plumbing. Joe thinks Sally is the greatest thing since sliced bread. You can tell just by the way he looks at her.
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Donnelly feels that indoor cricket has huge potential to get popular in the UAE.
0 is an important milestone in Huawei indoor digitalization, as it opens the door for enabling indoor digital economy.
Areas of concerns, however, are indoor tanning facilities available at college and university campuses, direct sale of indoor tanning devices to the public "and their use in unsupervised settings," and deceptive advertising practices by the indoor tanning industry, they added.
5 percent of males reported indoor tanning within the past year.
The evolution of the indoor sports surface remains an ongoing process.
To estimate cost effectiveness based on improved indoor environment, a researcher at Finland's Helsinki University of Technology developed a conceptual model that demonstrates a decrease in performance by 2% for each degree increase of space temperature ranging between 77[degrees]F and 89.
Indoor biomass combustion creates massive amounts of indoor air pollution.
Terrier Tots: Friday, Feb 17 - Soccer City Indoor Arena; Code 452; booked pounds 11, pay on day pounds 12.
Simply ensuring that heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) are properly cleaned and maintained can make a vast difference in indoor air quality, as can using HEPA filters in vacuum cleaners.
Risk Assessment and Indoor Air Quality is designed to guide readers from a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds in identifying human health risks associated with indoor air exposures, estimating the possible extent and severity of those risks, and determining the effects of mitigation.
As part of ECI's fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) solution, the Hi-FOCuS B-Light Indoor and outdoor ONT units interconnect various customer-owned devices, including telephones, PCs, and TVs to the operator's BPON network.
Plant your seeds a month early with an indoor grow light, wait until after the last projected frost date to transplant as usual, and enjoy an extra month of production.
Atlanta-based indoor air quality company, Air Quality Sciences, Inc.
The recall affects 17 lines of Asda and Asda Smartprice Indoor Christmas Lights on sale since September this year.
BIRMINGHAM'S successful staging of this year's World Indoor Athletics Championships has been rewarded with the news that the Norwich Union Indoor Grand Prix will return to the city.
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