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Related to lamppost: hesitancy, meddles

between you, me, and the lamppost

In complete confidence between the speaker and the listener, as of a forthcoming secret or rumor. Now, this is between you, me, and the lamppost, but I'm thinking about filing for divorce. Between you, me, and the lamppost, I hear that they're going to lay off half the staff by the end of the week.
See also: and, lamppost

between you and me

Also, between ourselves; just between you and me and the bedpost or four walls or gatepost or lamppost . In strict confidence. For example, Just between you and me, it was Janet who proposed to Bill rather than vice versa. This phrase, dating from about 1300, is generally followed by some informative statement that the listener is being asked to keep secret. The variant with bedpost, also shortened to post, dates from the early 1800s; four walls, also shortened to the wall, dates from the early 1900s, as does the gatepost.
See also: and

between you, me, and the lamppost

and between you, me, and the bedpost
phr. just between you and me. Between you, me, and the lamppost, things are going to get worse before they get better. It’s supposed to be a secret, but between you, me, and the bedpost, he quit his job.
See also: and, lamppost
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Problems arose because all lampposts on pavements and roadsides were handed over to highways contractor Amey for repairs, upgrading and maintenance in 2010.
One lady was knocked to the ground and a lamppost landed on top of a chap.
The lamppost fell on a garden wall next to the home of Burnaby Road resident Linda Langham.
As the car travelled along Manor Way, near to Whitchurch Golf Club, the driver appears to have lost control of the vehicle and collided with a lamppost.
But the best thing about a lamppost, and most of us have missed this point, is that it is never very far from another lamppost.
A West Midlands Police spokesman said: 'A 16-year-old boy from Oldbury died after a stolen car he was a passenger in was in collision with a lamppost.
Witnesses reported that the 39-year-old man, thought to be from the Runcorn area, climbed the lamppost, close to the Lewis's store on Renshaw Street at around 9.
Fiscal depute Stuart Richardson told the hearing: "He must have been very drunk, because when he ran out of passersby he began to shout at the lampposts, similarly challenging them to 'have a go'.
It is thought he lost control of his Hyundai Accent car after travelling at high speed and crashed into the lamppost, near McDonald's restaurant.
When they disconnected the lamppost they also had to turn off the traffic lights which is why we had to put up temporary ones.
The box was bolted to a lamppost in one of the problem alleyways.
A motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries after smashing into a lamppost.
The car then hit a lamppost and a garden wall, leaving the driver and passenger with serious injuries, a police spokesman said.
THE Leaning Lamppost of Caerphilly is no tourist attraction.