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tear up the pea patch

obsolete To go on or indulge in a wild outburst, spree, or rampage. (Used largely in relation to sports, especially baseball, where the phrase originated in reference to players running amok and ruining the game.) Primarily heard in US. Another fight has broken out between the two teams. These boys are positively tearing up the pea patch! A few rowdy types entered the bar and tore up the pea patch. They didn't even pay for anything!
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pea in the shoe

A minor annoyance. I try to be patient, but I find waiting in line to be such a pea in the shoe. A: "Can you please tell the neighbors to stay off our lawn?" B: "Oh come on, that's just a pea in the shoe. Let it go."
See also: pea, shoe

be like two peas in a pod

To be very similar, typically in interests, dispositions, or beliefs. Those kids have the same wacky sense of humor—they're truly like two peas in a pod. They're like two peas in a pod, of course they're married!
See also: like, pea, pod, two

(as) (a)like as (two) peas in a pod

Said of two people who are very similar in interests, actions, or appearance. Betty and Jennifer are as alike as two peas in a pod, so it's no wonder people sometimes mistake them for sisters.
See also: pea, pod

like shelling peas

Especially easy or intuitive. I was worried that the chemistry class would be too hard, but it was like shelling peas in the end.
See also: like, pea, shell

pea-brained

Particularly stupid, foolish, or narrow-minded. The town hall meeting was hijacked by a few pea-brained morons trying to protest the new highway development. Don't let Tom's comments get you down—he's just a pea-brained jerk who puts other people down to make himself feel smart.

two peas in a pod

Two people who are very similar, typically in interests, dispositions, or beliefs. Those kids have the same wacky sense of humor—they're truly like two peas in a pod. They're like two peas in a pod, of course they're married!
See also: pea, pod, two

pea souper

dated A euphemism for particularly thick fog or smog. Originally used to refer to the thick, brown, sometimes lethal fog caused by air pollution in London during the 19th and early 20th century, humorously likened to the thick soup made from split peas. For many older citizens living London during that time, they could as easily be killed by a pea souper as by an attack from a criminal. Heathrow had to suspend all outgoing flights for nearly two hours on Sunday due to a particularly bad pea souper hanging over the city.
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like (two) peas in a pod

Said of two people who are very similar in interests, actions, or appearance. Betty and Jennifer are like two peas in a pod, so it's no wonder people sometimes mistake them for sisters.
See also: like, pea, pod

*alike as (two) peas in a pod

very similar. (Compare this with like (two) peas in a pod. *Also: as ~.) These two books are as alike as peas in a pod.
See also: alike, pea, pod

like (two) peas in a pod

Cliché very close or intimate. (Compare this with as alike as (two) peas in a pod.) Yes, they're close. Like two peas in a pod. They're always together. Like peas in a pod.
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*thick as pea soup

[of fog] very thick. (*Also: as ~.) This fog is as thick as pea soup. You can't see ten feet in front of you.
See also: pea, soup, thick

like as two peas in a pod

Very similar, bearing a close resemblance. For example, They're not even sisters, but they're like as two peas in a pod. This expression alludes to the seeds contained in a pea pod, which do indeed look very much alike. [Late 1500s]
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like two peas in a pod

or

alike as two peas in a pod

If you say that two people are like two peas in a pod or are alike as two peas in a pod, you mean that they are very similar in appearance or character. She is convinced the men are brothers. She said: `They were like two peas in a pod.' I remember when you brought the twins to be baptized, Laura. Alike as two peas in a pod! Note: People often vary this expression, for example by describing two people as peas from the same pod. The two men are peas from the same pod.
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like peas (or like as two peas) in a pod

so similar as to be indistinguishable or nearly so.
See also: like, pea, pod

as alike/like as (two) ˈpeas in a pod

(informal) very similar in appearance: I had never met his brother before but I recognized him immediately because they’re as alike as two peas in a pod. OPPOSITE: (like) chalk and cheese
See also: alike, like, pea, pod

(as) alike as (two) peas in a pod

phr. very similar. (The peas in a pod are essentially identical.) The twins are as alike as two peas in a pod.
See also: alike, pea, pod, two

as alike as peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod

alike as two peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod, two

alike as peas in a pod

verb
See also: alike, pea, pod

like/as two peas in a pod

Closely resembling each other. The similarity of peas in a single pod was observed by the ancients, and the transfer to other close resemblances took place by the sixteenth century. It has been repeated ever since.
See also: like, pea, pod, two
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Mendel studied seven genes in strains of peas he gathered from farmers in what is now Brno in the Czech Republic.
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As most chefs do, I would recommend using frozen peas for this recipe.
The reaction kinetics parameters listed in Table 1 indicated that the polymerization process became difficult for the MCPA-0.2%PEA/0.1 %PEA matrix with the increasing E and n compared with the neat MCPA matrix due to the introduction of PEA component and PEA-TDI macro-initiator.
Pulses include a wide variety of different crops ranging from dry beans, dry broad beans and dry peas to chickpeas, cow peas, pigeon peas and lentils.
Eating legumes, such as black-eyed peas, along with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds, is part of the Mediterranean diet, recommended in the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines as an eating plan that promotes good health and disease prevention (Nutrients, 2016).
In the PEA mine plan, open pits would account for only 22% of life-of-mine KSM production, compared to 70% in the PFS.
| Photograph by Elaine Dunstan SPAGHETTI WITH PEA PESTO (serves 2) INGREDIENTS For the Pesto 1 tbs sunflower seeds 1 tbs pumpkin seeds 1 clove garlic 2 tbs olive oil - good quality 1 can Batchelors Marrowfat 'Bigga' peas - drained and rinsed 25g basil Juice and zest one lemon Salt & Pepper to season To serve 150g Spaghetti (I used a wholegrain spelt) cooked as per the packet instructions 20g soft goats cheese - optional METHOD 1.
Featured in Asian cuisines, pea shoots are also called vines.
The 7 dietary treatments consisted of three reference diets formulated by adding 0, 0.5, and 1.0 g/kg total P from monosodium phosphate (MSP; that contained 24% total P) to a corn-soybean meal basal diet and by adding 0.5 and 1.0 g/kg total P from either brown- (that contained 0.47% total P) or yellow-seeded (that contained 0.38% total P) pea to the basal diet at the expense of cornstarch.
Batchelors Peas' very own peagrowing expert worked with pupils at William Cassidi C of E Primary School, in Stillington, as part of the Easy Peasy programme, to help them discover the lifecycle of a pea plant and encourage them to take an active interest in where their vegetables come from.
We then place the pea seeds and cover with about an inch of soil.
Halloumi and pea salad Serves 4 Ingredients 750g pack new potatoes, halved 200g/7oz frozen peas 250g pack halloumi, thickly sliced Juice of 1 lemon 2 tbsp olive oil Small pack mint, chopped 75g pack pea shoots Method 1 Cook the potatoes in a pan of boiling water for 15-20 mins or until tender, then add the frozen peas for the final two minutes.
HA.PEA DAYS: Close by, a row of peas, 'Hurst Green Shaft', are making full use of the twiggy pea sticks supplied for them (one per plant - we're spoiling them this year).
A rake Gardening gloves Plant label Twiggy pea sticks or netting HOW TO GROW: EARLY varieties of peas can be sown straight into the soil from March.