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be a huckleberry above a persimmon

dated To be better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

be a huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon.

be a huckleberry over (one's) persimmon

dated To be somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry over my persimmon.

bet a huckleberry to a persimmon

dated To wager or reckon a very small amount (usually used in the negative). Primarily heard in US. I wouldn't bet a huckleberry to a persimmon that we'll see any share of that money.

huckleberry above a persimmon

dated Better than average among similar things. Primarily heard in US. I reckon that horse of yours is a huckleberry above a persimmon, but you've got to know how to ride it for it to be of any use to you.

huckleberry above (one's) persimmon

dated Somewhat or slightly beyond one's abilities or talents. Primarily heard in US. I'd like to help you fellas out, but I'm afraid herding cattle is a huckleberry above my persimmon

the longest pole knocks the persimmon

Success comes easily to those who have the best resources or means to obtain it. Primarily heard in US. Of course the daughter of a millionaire would get into that prestigious school. The longest pole knocks the persimmon, after all.
See also: knock, long, persimmon, pole
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Scientific name: Diospyros virginiana Persimmon is a multi-trunked or single-stemmed deciduous tree, which grows up to 25 ft.
Steven Hird, managing director of Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: "In total, Persimmon Homes had more than 3,500 nominations for the competition, so for St Basils to make the final was a brilliant achievement."
Headquartered in Kent, Hillreed Homes focuses on family housing, which complements the buyer's Persimmon, Charles Church and Westbury Partnerships brands, the CEO added.
Branches of persimmon cultivar 'Fuyu' exhibiting cankers were collected from Santa Catarina and Parana for isolation of putative pathogen(s).
These sepals are green in the spring and enfold the developing persimmon flower.
The lives of Persimmon and Epiphany intersect in a dramatic moment for Persimmon when she realises she is 'worthwhile'.
Since then, Persimmon said sales have been in line with its expectations.
Persimmon will be creating areas of open space with a bowling green for residents to enjoy.
You don't need permission to indulge in a persimmon.
The severe downturn in the housing market last year led Persimmon to focus on keeping costs to a minimum and conserving cash.
Stripping out the exceptional items totalling pounds 904.8m, York-based Persimmon made underlying profits of pounds 126.6m, down 78% on a year earlier.
The job losses are among a wave of cutbacks by Persimmon, who announced in July 100 lay-offs - marking a fi fth of its workforce across the UK.
The type of persimmon tree I found is officially known as Diospyrus virginiana, or native persimmon.
SALAD Toss together halved and thinly sliced Fuyu persimmons, sliced avocados, romaine, crumbled cotija cheese, and a vinaigrette of lime juice and extra-virgin olive oil, with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
PERSIMMON Homes North East has seen its parent company record soaring profits.