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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!
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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.
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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.
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puddle jumper

n. a small airplane. I’m not going to fly 200 miles in that puddle jumper!
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In this paper, puddling intensity is described as the ratio of soil that was exposed directly to the puddling implements to the soil volume in the puddled layer and is called the puddling ratio.
pn] is distance from disk centre to steel rod n, and As is areas of the puddled soil.
Three different-textured soils (clay, loam, and silty loam) were puddled after air-dry (>2 mm) soil was placed into 75-mm-diameter and 60-mm-high cores and wetted to saturation.
In contrast to the field condition, the implements of laboratory puddling puddle the soil vertically and not horizontally and do not create a compacted layer below the puddled zone.
Dispersible clay and clay plus silt of the puddled layer was measured 1 week and 2 months and 4 months after puddling.
Table 1 shows that initial drying rate was only significantly larger on the clay puddled with high intensity.
Mungbean yield was decreased on structurally unstable soils puddled with high intensity and should be reduced on these soils.
IRRI (1987) Cultivation of puddled soils for rainfed legumes.