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(as) rare as rocking horse manure

slang Extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Primarily heard in Ireland. An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse manure. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse manure. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
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rocking horse manure

slang Something is extremely rare or unlikely; all but, or most likely, impossible or non-existent. Typically used in the phrase "(as) rare as rocking horse manure." An honest person in politics? Yeah, that's as rare as rocking horse manure. I'm sorry to say, but the part this engine needs is rare as rocking horse manure. They haven't manufactured these in nearly 50 years!
See also: horse, manure, rocking

like flies to manure

Gathering around in large numbers with intense, irresistible interest. We brought out the water slide for the party and the kids came running like flies to manure. Whenever I park my Ferrari, there's inevitably a crowd that forms around to gawk at it, like flies to manure.
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like flies to manure

Rur. eagerly gathering in large numbers. (Has unpleasant connotations because of the reference to manure.) Look at all them folks going to the freak show like flies to manure. The reporters hovered around the movie star like flies to manure.
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rocking-horse manure

something extremely rare. Australian informal
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Animal manure is effective in maintenance of organic carbon, and enhance physico-chemical and biological properties of soil and increase crop yield [8].
Ms Tricia Squire, whose home is just 300 metres from one of the fields earmarked for manure spreading, took the matter to the High Court last year seeking judicial review of the council's September 2017 grant of consent for the scheme.
class="MsoNormalThere was one problem though: I reared no cattle in my home, and could therefore not freely get manure.
The poultry and cow manures were fermented before use to eliminate all weed seeds and pathogens present in the manure.
So far, they have seized tobacco products and matchboxes weighing nearly 10,000-kg at Transport Nagar metro station out of which they have produced nearly 1,000-kg manure for the gardens.
A revision to the RAPs - newly effective in 2016 - continues the winter manure spreading ban while expanding the types of farm generated wastes which are prohibited from application in winter.
Having researched the issue, she discovered that Powys' poultry units are producing enough manure to power every home in the county.
Nematodes, Walnut, Organic amendments, Cow dung, Horse manure, Pigeon manure, Castor oil cakes, Duck manure, Saw dust.
Especially in Germany we meet many farmers who want to have a BlueBox Ultra from us in order to be able to treat their manure and thus save a lot of money compared to manure transports.
Swine manure is a nitrogen-rich compound and has a toxic effect against anaerobic microorganisms at high levels (MATA-ALVAREZ et al., 2014).
This ensures that your chickens won't be killing the dung beetles when you send the birds to scratch the manure around behind your cattle.
Most farmers have a manure management plan and this will identify where it is safe to spread livestock manures and dirty water to avoid causing water pollution.
Solid Waste, Hazardous Waste, and Animal Manure Under RCRA C.
Farmers in Wisconsin and in many other states are increasingly embracing the practice of manure irrigation to fertilize their fields.
During the first weeks after pig and cattle slurry application, significant microbial immobilisation of inorganic N takes place due to decomposition and microbial assimilation of the organic carbon present in the manure (Kirchmann and Lundvall 1993; Sorcnscn and Amato 2002).