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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.
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!
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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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During the month of August, thousands of people around Australia will take part by organising their own Muddy Puddle Walk, either with friends and family or through their early learning centre.
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WWT Washington centre manager Gill Pipes said: "We know that children love nothing more than to splash about in puddles, so we're giving them the chance to channel their inner splasher with this fun event.
The law also bans "driving through a puddle causing pedestrians to be splashed".
Actually, Puddles will offer lots of humor with awkward, tender moments.
And if it does rain, then be warned: you could be hit with a PS5,000 fine for splashing a pedestrian by driving through a puddle.
MANCHESTER motorists with a cruel streak beware - if you're tempted to give a pedestrian a good soaking by driving through a puddle then you could end up in trouble with the law.
Hannah Clifford from WWT said: "We know children love to splash about in puddles, so we thought we'd give them the chance to channel their inner splasher through our puddle jumping competition.
As well as the main puddle jumping competition arenas, selected centres will have practice zones to help entrants perfect their technique.
MOTORISTS who delight in driving through puddles and drenching pedestrians could face a PS5,000 fine - and in the worst cases cause serious injury.
This correspondent visited the town from the telephone exchange to Yateemwala Chowk and found bone-breaking potholes in streets and roads whereas puddles were seen on College Road due to the choked sewerage lines in the area.
During week one, (http://nerdist.com/puddles-pity-party-impressed-americas-got-talent-judges/) Puddles Pity Party was eliminated after judge Simon Cowell gave him a red buzzer.
Conversely, if they get too hot they will 'puddle' - which means heading for shade or for cool areas like puddles.
Cats are unlikely to catch anything but dogs need to be vaccinated against leptospirosis which is spread via rat urine and is found in puddles and water features.