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quench (one's) thirst at any dirty puddle

To be sexually promiscuous. In my day, you had one sexual partner your whole life—now, people will just quench their thirst at any dirty puddle!
See also: any, dirty, puddle, thirst

the biggest frog in the puddle

The most powerful, influential, knowledgeable, or experienced person within a small group. This phrase often implies that the person may not have as much clout in a larger group or arena of some kind. Since she was so popular and well-known within the walls of her small high school, Jennifer was used to being the biggest frog in the puddle. Once she started attending a large state university, however, she suddenly realized that it would take a lot more effort to make friends. His coarse management style has made it evident that he was used to being the biggest frog in the puddle. That attitude certainly won't be tolerated by anyone at his new company.
See also: big, frog, puddle

puddle jumper

slang A very small airplane used to travel relatively short distances, such as over a small body of water (a "puddle"). We had to take this tiny little puddle jumper since it was such a short flight from Dublin to Edinburgh. Are you sure this puddle jumper is safe? It looks like it runs on triple-A batteries!
See also: puddle

puddle hopper

slang A very small airplane used to travel relatively short distances, such as over a small body of water (a "puddle"). We had to take this tiny little puddle hopper since it was such a short flight from Dublin to Edinburgh. Are you sure this puddle hopper is safe? It looks like it runs on triple-A batteries!
See also: hopper, puddle

biggest frog in the puddle

 and biggest toad in the puddle
Prov. The most important or powerful person in some small, unimportant group. Jill: Elaine seems to be obsessed with becoming class president. Jane: Yes, she really wants to be the biggest frog in the puddle. The people in my office don't care about doing their work; mostly they compete over who will be the biggest toad in the puddle.
See also: big, frog, puddle

puddle jumper

n. a small airplane. I’m not going to fly 200 miles in that puddle jumper!
See also: puddle
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So, what was exciting about the puddle was not just the fact that you were watching a puddle in real time - it's that people started interacting with the puddle.
A prankster crosses the puddle outside Drummond Central in Newcastle upon Tyne TOM WHITE/PA PHOTOS
Save the Children Donor Development Manager Nikki Kerridge said joining Peppa Pigs Muddy Puddle Walk is an enjoyable and easy way to support Save the Childrens life-saving work.
When one stormy day turns into two with no end in sight, a brother and sister don their galoshes and head out to search for the biggest puddle in the world -- the source of all precipitation.
Carolyn Sharpe, owner of Puddle Ducks North East, said: "We are delighted to be able to swim at this new pool, offering more little ones the chance to learn a valuable life skill."
Warm up in the puddle jumping practice zone before challenging your family and friends to a race around a Welly Boot Camp obstacle course complete with splashtastic puddle jumping finale.
The unusual penalty was brought to light after police issued an appeal to find a motorist who soaked a mother after ploughing through a puddle in St Ives, Cambridgeshire earlier this year.
Earlier this year, in Cambridgeshire, an appeal was launched to find a motorist who soaked a mother after ploughing through a puddle.
In the footage, the Ford van driver is shown pulling out of a junction before driving straight through a puddle at the side of the road.
Under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is an offence to drive "without reasonable consideration for other persons", and this includes any instance of "driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed".
Under section three of the Road Traffic Act 1988, it is an offence to drive 'without reasonable consideration for other persons',' and this includes any instance of 'driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed.'.
At each wetland centre, children will compete against each other to see who can produce the biggest splash from their puddle jump - as measured by special splash-o-meters.
PARENTS normally spend half their lives telling children to stay out of puddles, but not this February half term when children of all ages are being encouraged to grab their wellies, get outside and join in puddle jumping championships being held across the UK at WWT's wetland centres.
The warning from Mirfield driving instructor and Kirklees councillor Vivien Lees-Hamilton comes after reports that police in Cambridgeshire are hunting a careless driver who ploughed through a 20ft long puddle to soak mum with a pram.
Conversely, if they get too hot they will 'puddle' - which means heading for shade or for cool areas like puddles.