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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!
See also: horse, manure, rare, 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.
See also: flies, like, manure

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

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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Within cropping systems un-expected results were observed in SW where significantly higher aggregate stability was found in non-manured plots compared to manured although in all other systems manured plots achieved higher value (25%) and lowest was found in RW with the lowest value (5%) among all the systems (Fig.
Active carbon (mg kg-1): Manure addition effect was highly significant on soil active carbon (ActC) as 42% higher value was found in manured plots compared to non- manured (Table 3).
Examples of greater nutrient flux include greater rates of ammonia volatilization from storage facilities, suppression of biological N fixation, and increased rates of nitrate-N leaching and runoff from heavily manured soils.
Patni, Toxopeus, and Jui (18) found no consistent differences in bacterial quality of runoff from manured and non-manured fields when the manure had been incorporated.
However, manured plants were also superior to control regarding number of leaves/plant.
N'Dayegamiye, "Response of silage corn and wheat to dairy manure and fertilizers in long-term fertilized and manured trials," Canadian Journal of Soil Science, vol.