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the smell of an oily rag

A very meager, slim, or frugal amount of resources, especially money or fuel. As in the phrases "live off/on the smell of an oily rag" or "run off/on the smell of an oily rag," respectively. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. I spent a year travelling abroad, and I lived on the smell of an oily rag to get by. This trusty little car may not look like much, but she runs on the smell of an oily rag.
See also: of, oily, rag, smell

run off smell of an oily rag

Of a motor vehicle, to operate with exceptionally good fuel efficiency. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. This trusty little car may not look like much, but she runs off the smell of an oily rag.
See also: of, off, oily, rag, run, smell

run on the smell of an oily rag

Of a motor vehicle, to operate with exceptionally good fuel efficiency. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. This trusty little car may not look like much, but she runs on the smell of an oily rag.
See also: of, oily, on, rag, run, smell

live off smell of an oily rag

To live very frugally, economically, or sparingly; to survive with very meager resources. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. I spent a year travelling abroad, and I lived off smell of an oily rag to get by. We're going to have to live off smell of an oily rag now that we have a fourth baby on the way.
See also: live, of, off, oily, rag, smell

live on the smell of an oily rag

To live very frugally, economically, or sparingly; to survive with very meager resources. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. I spent a year travelling abroad, and I lived on the smell of an oily rag to get by. We're going to have to live on the smell of an oily rag now that we have a fourth baby on the way.
See also: live, of, oily, on, rag, smell
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Very oily hair may look greasy a few hours after washing, particularly in the summer or after a workout.
Omega-3 enriched chicken and eggs offer consumers an attractive alternative to eating oily fish or to the lifelong taking of supplements, with the potential for substantial health benefits.
Combination skin, in comparison to oily skin, leaves a noticeable shine on the T-zone but feels dry everywhere else.
Typically, large clogged pores around the nose are an indicator of oily skin while people with dry skin will have small pores that feel tight.
As part of our strategy, we will be looking at various products in the clay-based to help consumers solve other oily skin problems," he added.
While I appreciate that increased oily fish in the diet will improve symptoms of dry eye, it is also important to be aware that I believe the NHS recommends that women of child bearing age should not consume more than two portions of oily fish a week due to the cumulative effect of pollutant build up and it's risk to any potential developing foetus.
Throughout the story, Joe does not remember how he died but knows he blames Oily.
Therefore it is concluded that bacterial consortium with maize enhanced the rate of degradation of hydrocarbons in oily sludge and can be best suitable to remediate such soil completely.
Those with a lot of omega-3 in their diets from oily fish might live longer, the new study published online in the journal Gut found.
Since I have been using the Tuf Cloth, I have had no further rusting and the tools don't have an oily buildup to attract dust or dirt.
Found in: Small amounts of vitamin D are found in oily fish and eggs, but the main source is sunlight on skin, meaning most of us are deficient in the winter and as we age.
As it is water based, it's brilliant if you have oily skin.
These oily contents were subjected to physical and chemical analysis.
For a matified complexion and tightened pores, Sebocytine is recommended in all mattifying and anti-blemish skin care to improve comfort for combination to oily skin types.
com)-- Mattify Cosmetics, the leading company in breakthrough solutions for people with oily skin, has introduced Incredi-Gel Moisturizer.