a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

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a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down

Something good makes something bad more tolerable. I'm going to put on some fun background music while I work on this boring project because a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
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I never heard my mother or my father or any other adult member of the family saying: ``I think I will have a spoonful of wormwood tonight just in case I have worms in my tummy.
Get that right and a spoonful will be nowhere near enough to go round.
Garnish and serve with pitta break, a crunchy salad and a spoonful of relish.
If everybody had a spoonful a day they would notice an increase in their health and in addition they could cut out refined white sugar.
3: Place a spoonful of butter over the lamb cutlets and allow to melt slightly before serving.
SCIENTISTS yesterday proved Mary Poppins was right to insist a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Place a spoonful of the mixture at one end and fold into triangle shapes, making sure the edges are sealed.
A spokesman said: "Results of clinical trials have demonstrated that just one spoonful of ice cream can light up our happy zones.
Home of the international garden and flower festival, one can also have a nostalgic evening with bands from the '60s and '70s, such as The Loving Spoonful and Davy Jones performing.
Using the latest in food technology, real dessert pieces have been blended with creamy Ski yoghurt, giving you a slice of your favourite dessert in every spoonful.
PENSIONERS' groups branded the winter fuel bonus a "spoonful of sugar to make the bad medicine go down".
Fill with the patties, lettuce leaves and a spoonful of sour cream.
His voice is a soulful Terence Trent Darby rasp one minute, a tender Scottish lilt the next, fitting snugly round covers of Gnarls Barkley's Crazy and The Lovin' Spoonful's Daydream.
Remove skin and any bones from the fish, place a spoonful of couscous in the centre of each fillet.