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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

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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Statistical differences were not detected in all cases of manuring treatment although rotting appeared less where no fertilizer or organic manure was applied.
Higher plant vigour in organic manure and NPK fertilizer treatment plots than in no manuring treatment plots was a clear evidence of improved nutritional status of the soil as a result of appropriate doses of the treatment (soil amendments) in this study.
in the "rot and don't regrow" idea of green manuring.
The most important cause of the difference between our estimates and those of the CAFOs was the practice of manuring soybeans.
1997) does not recommend manuring soybeans or provide an example for calculating soybean N requirements, the practice is not forbidden (Iowa Administrative Bulletin 1996).
The maintenance of soil fertility is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable agriculture where organic manuring (Cowdung, poultry manure and mustard oil cake) can play a vital role in the sustenance of soil fertility and crop production (Jablonska, 1990).
05) enhanced by green manuring resulting in 78% returns on investment.
Green manuring has several beneficial effects in crop production.