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blow that for a lark

slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Primarily heard in UK. Well, blow that for a lark. I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: blow, lark, that

blow this/that for a game of soldiers

slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Well, blow that for a game of soldiers. I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: blow, game, of, soldier, that, this

odds and sods

An assortment of small, miscellaneous items, especially those that are not especially important or valuable. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can never find my what I need amongst all the odds and sods in this drawer! I wish the house weren't so cluttered up with odds and sods.
See also: and, odds, sod

sod all

Nothing whatsoever; very little or nothing of consequence. Primarily heard in UK. I'm trying to get going on this research project, but I've done sod all so far! A: "What did you talk about with your old classmates at the reunion?" B: "Sod all, really. They're quite a boring bunch, after all these years."
See also: all, sod

sod it

1. rude slang An exclamation of annoyance, vexation, exasperation, etc. Equivalent to "damn it." Primarily heard in UK. Oh, sod it! I deleted the file by mistake! Sod it—I stubbed my toe on this bloomin' bedframe! A: "I'm sorry, boss, but I lost the Anderson account." B: "Sod it, Charles! They were our best clients!"
2. rude slang An expression used when one gives up, submits, or yields. Equivalent to "to hell with it." Primarily heard in UK. A: "Don't be such a boring old git, Tom. Come to the pub with us for a pint!" B: "Oh, sod it, all right. Just one, though!" I've been pretty good about sticking to my diet this month, but sod it—it's my birthday, and I'm eating cake!
See also: sod

sod off

1. Get out of here; go away; get lost. Primarily heard in UK. Listen, I don't want to buy any, so why don't you just sod off and leave me alone! Sod off, Jerry! I'm sick of your foolishness.
2. To leave, depart, or flee. Primarily heard in UK. We'll have to wait for the guard to sod off for the night before we try to break in. At the end of the novel, the anti-hero sods off to consider the consequences of his actions.
See also: off, sod

sod that for a lark

rude slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Primarily heard in UK. Well, sod that for a lark. I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: lark, sod, that

sod this/that for a game of soldiers

rude slang A phrase used to dismiss something because it seems too taxing. Well, sod that for a game of soldiers. I'll just return the book tomorrow instead of going out in a snowstorm today.
See also: game, of, sod, soldier, that, this

Sod's law

The axiom that if something can go wrong, it will. (Known as "Murphy's Law" in North America.) Primarily heard in UK. The manager always tries to anticipate Sod's law, having us prepare for anything that could possibly go wrong on a project.
See also: law

the old sod

The country of one's birth or lineage; one's native soil. Primarily heard in UK. Some day, when I've earned enough, I'll be able to move my family back to the old sod.
See also: old, sod
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blow/sodtaboo ˈthis/ˈthat for a game of soldiers

(British English, slang) used by somebody who does not want to do something because it is annoying or involves too much effort: After waiting for twenty minutes more, he thought ‘sod this for a game of soldiers’, and left.
See also: blow, game, of, sod, soldier, that, this

blow/sodtaboo ˈthat for a lark

(British English, slang) used by somebody who does not want to do something because it involves too much effort: Sod that for a lark! I’m not doing any more tonight.
A lark is a thing that you do for fun or as a joke.
See also: blow, lark, sod, that

ˌSod’s ˈLaw

(British English, humorous) the tendency for things to happen in just the way that you do not want, and in a way that is not useful: The band always plays better when they’re not being recorded — but that’s Sod’s Law, isn’t it?
See also: law
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sod off

v. Chiefly British Vulgar Slang
To go away. Used chiefly as a command.
See also: off, sod
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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is one of those companies and its Turf Installer is a rubber tracked, ride-on machine designed to mechanically unload, unroll and lay sod.
By cutting out the middleman and setting up a retail outlet at the farm, the Legault's began to see the value in operating a sod farming business.
Phenotypic plasticity, the ability of a plant to utilize different growth habits and/or strategies in response to its local environment (Sultan, 1987), is partially responsible for the differential phenotype of fence and sod populations in their original habitats.
An adjusted [R.sup.2] of 0.210 demonstrated that 21% of the variation in Mn SOD mRNA could be explained by model 2.
For purification of SOD enzyme 50 fractions were taken from column for both control and treated sample.
Moreover, healthy adults of both genders without any significant past medical/surgical history were taken as controls and subjected to spirometry and their blood samples were drawn for SOD analysis.
As is shown in Figure 2, reductions in the activity of SOD (P < 0.01), GST (P < 0.05), and T-AOC (P > 0.05) and a significant increase in the level of MDA (P < 0.05) were observed in the CDDP group 24 h after cisplatin treatment.
It has potent antioxidant capacity with high SOD activity; therefore it has high nutritional and medicinal value and is beneficial for human health.
These results demonstrated that in vivo expression of BAB1_0273 and/or BABl 0278 antigens conjugated to the SOD protein polarizes mice immunity towards a Th1-type phenotype, a fundamental response in the host cleansing process of B.
These findings are consistent with previous study, which demonstrated that early weaning suppressed the plasma activity of SOD and GSH-Px at 1 or 3days after weaning, respectively (Yin et al., 2014).
(10,11) SOD, a key antioxidant enzyme, is a family of enzymes, comprising copper, zink-SOD, manganese (Mn)-SOD, and extracellular SOD, whose function is protection against ROS.
Key words: Inupiat; ivruq; sod; turf; wetlands; North Slope; Alaska; Prudhoe Bay oil field; land rehabilitation; revegetation; restoration
It could provoke what historians technically describe as a "sod it moment".