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trade off the orchard for an apple

To be overly concerned with minor details and ignore the situation as a whole. I know you're worried about that one aspect of your project, but don't trade off the orchard for an apple.
See also: apple, off, orchard, trade

crazy as a betsy bug

Insane. Don't leave me alone with Uncle Stu, he's crazy as a betsy bug!
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

marble orchard

1. A cemetery. (A reference to headstones and monuments.) My wife and I went to book a plot of land in the marble orchard for when the time comes.
2. A yard or other area featuring many statues. The bizarre site is a marble orchard where the many statued visages and iconography of the former regime have been preserved.
See also: marble, orchard

*crazy as a betsy bug

 and *crazy as a peach-orchard boar; *crazy as a loon
Rur. acting as if insane. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: Susan says she's really the Queen of England. Bill: She's crazy as a betsy bug. Jill: David's a little eccentric, isn't he? Jane: Crazy as a loon, I'd say. What's wrong with Jim? He's acting as crazy as a peach-orchard boar.
See also: betsy, bug, crazy

marble orchard

a cemetery. informal humorous
See also: marble, orchard

marble orchard

and Marble City
n. a cemetery. I already bought a little plot in a marble orchard. There is a huge Marble City south of town.
See also: marble, orchard
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This Sunday, Jesmond Community Orchard in Tankerville Terrace,Jesmond, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a party amid the fruit trees from 2pm-4pm.
"Many people like to come to the orchard during the day to sit in the willow bower and enjoy the tranquillity of such a green area, which is also a wildlife haven," said Fiona.
The orchard team also runs courses in pruning trees to keep them healthy and encourage better fruiting.
In a joint statement, the Singapore Tourism Board, Urban Redevelopment Authority and National Parks Board (NParks) said new retail concepts, attractions, entertainment and events will be introduced to the Tanglin, Somerset, Orchard and Dhoby Ghaut sub-precincts to strengthen Orchard Road's position as a lifestyle destination.
In the nearby farm, Abdul Ahad Kumar whose orchard bears more than 80 percent damage is trying hard to repair his damaged trees while few of his men are engaged in pruning the trees.
Orchard's ADRs trade on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol "ORTX." Each ADR represents one ordinary share of Orchard." "We are pleased to have been selected by Orchard as depositary bank for its Nasdaq listed ADR programme," said Dirk Jones, Global Head of Issuer Services, at Citi.
The Friends of Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge are pleased to announce the winners of this year's photography contest, including Olivia Drew of Benton, who won first place in the youth division for her work "Monarch Butterfly."
Naveed, another farmer, said that the lychee orchard needed weekly watering or at least thrice in a month but their orchards remained dry for two months.
The funding will help create an online and on-site resource for the orchard - and now the charity is inviting the public to find out more.
Under the agreement, GSK will become an investor in Orchard Therapeutics, receiving a 19.9% equity stake along with a seat on the company's board.
Orchard Therapeutics, a biotechnology company dedicated to transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies, today announced the completion of an oversubscribed $110 million ([pounds sterling]85 million) Series B financing.