Nellie


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sit next to Nellie

old-fashioned To work alongside a person with a lot of experience so as to learn how best to do a job by watching them work. It used to be the case that new recruits would just sit next to "Nellie" when they joined the team; now, with how quickly technology is advancing, it's often the new recruits who have to explain how things work to the older members of staff.
See also: Nellie, next, sit

Whoa, Nellie!

Rur. Wait! Stop! Tom: When I get that money, I'm gonna get me my own place, and then you and I can get married, andJane: Whoa, Nellie! When did I say I was going to marry you? Whoa, Nellie! Did you measure them boards before you started cuttin' 'em?

nervous Nellie

An unduly timid or anxious person, as in He's a real nervous Nellie, calling the doctor about every little symptom. This term does not allude to a particular person named Nellie; rather, the name was probably chosen for the sake of alliteration. [Colloquial; c. 1920]
See also: Nellie, nervous

sit next to Nellie

learn how to do a job or task by watching and copying someone experienced in it. informal
See also: Nellie, next, sit

nervous Nellie

n. any nervous person, male or female. Sue is such a nervous Nellie. She should calm down.
See also: Nellie, nervous
References in classic literature ?
Even Nellie, child that she was, understood the grimness of the battle before them.
Wade toiled early and late, doing part of the chores and double her share of the Spring plowing that Martin, as well as Nellie, could attend school in Fallon.
He was twenty-three and Nellie sixteen when, worn out and broken down before her time, her resistance completely undermined, Mrs.
What had Nellie ever put into it that it should be half hers?
The door opened; Miss Nellie and her music-master stood behind it, but blind Samson, who was so sensitive to presences, did not know they were there.
Nellie attended Trenton Assembly of God in Trenton, Kentucky.
The face in the window was bad for business, so Nellie was told gruffly: "You there, get off
As she read the letter from her husband's Commanding Officer, it seems an impossible notion that Nellie Ayres' first feeling might have been pride.
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AT just a year old, little Nellie Cade has to be one of the youngest ever lifetime members of a country show.
Amante de los retos, esta disenadora y filosofa mexicana opta ahora por desenmaranar uno de los casos mas indignantes en el largo historial de impunidad en Mexico: el secuestro y asesinato de la bailarina y escritora Nellie Campobello (1900-1986), a traves de otra novela luminosa: La danza de mi muerte.
Ten Days a Madwoman: The Daring Life and Turbulent Times of the Original "Girl" Reporter, Nellie Bly.
Known as Nellie, the mum of seven died at the Edenholme care home in Stonehaven, Kincardine-shire.
You were a very special lady, it was a pleasure to have known you Nellie.
Remembering Dementia: For the Love of Nellie Mary Garrity In our series aimed at shining the spotlight on fledgling writers, Mary Garrity tells us how her personal experience of caring for her mum led to her first book.