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sprout wings

To begin suddenly behaving in an obedient, respectful, congenial manner—i.e., like an angel. Usually used sarcastically or facetiously. If you honestly believe they're going to sprout wings and start making decisions that put consumers before profits, then you're more naïve than I thought.
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sprout up

1. Literally, of a plant, to grow up above the soil. I can't believe some flowers are already sprouting up—I only planted them last week! A bunch of weeds sprouted up in the front yard over the weekend.
2. To appear or arise very quickly and suddenly. Problems started sprouting up as soon as the software went live. Cafés and boutique shops have been sprouting up all over this part of town in recent months.
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sprout up

to grow upward quickly, as do newly sprouted seedlings. The seeds sprouted up in the warm rains. Many of the newly planted seeds failed to sprout up on time.
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sprout wings

Fig. to behave so well as to resemble an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won't get into jail again. He was so good and helpful, I thought he would sprout wings.
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sprout up

v.
1. To emerge from the soil and grow rapidly: Weeds had sprouted up through the cracks in the pavement.
2. To emerge and develop rapidly: Within a few years, strip malls had sprouted up across the county.
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sprout

n. a child. A little sprout came up and tried to sell me a ticket to a game.

sprout wings

1. tv. to die and become an angel. I’m not ready to sprout wings yet. I’ve got a few more years.
2. tv. to be so good as to become an angel. The kid is not about to sprout wings, but he probably won’t get into jail again.
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Our chocolate sprouts have none of the vitamins and over double the calories of their veggie counterparts," she says.
Notable Nutrients: Brussels Sprouts 1/2 c (78 g), cooked, boiled, drained, without salt Calories: 28 Vitamin K: 109 mcg Vitamin A: 604 IU (12% DV) (137% DV) Vitamin C: 48 mg (81% DV) Folate: 47 mcg (12% DV) Note: c=cup, g=gram, mg=milligram, mcg=microgram, IU=lnternational Unit, DV=Daily Value, based on 2,000 calories/day
Home fries: Quarter 1/2 pound sprouts and 1/2 pound new potatoes.
The difference in results for protein content of sprouts not only depends on cultivar but also on germination conditions (Dagnia et al.
He grows one in 20 of all sprouts sold in the UK, producing 175million of the little beasts each year.
Overcooking sprouts makes them release their bitter tasting compounds and sulphur-like smells which is what most people find off-putting, according to wwwloveyourgreens.
Did you hear the one about the two Brussels sprouts and a carrot who walk into a bar?
64% of oak species were, Average number of sprouts in each sprout clump was estimated 5.
Freshfel, the European fresh produce association, this week sent a letter to sprouted seed suppliers across Europe, proposing the creation of a formal European Sprout Association and a quality label.
Santa Clara County natural resource advisor Sheila Barry (standing) and staff research associate Jerry Tecklin examined sprouts from a harvested blue oak stump.
Raw or lightly cooked sprouts sold in plastic bags have been linked to at least 30 reported U.
government recommends that the very young, elderly, pregnant and others with compromised immune systems stay away from raw sprouts completely and that anyone who eats sprouts cook them first.
To date, at least seven people who ate the sprouts have been sickened by salmonella - three in Oregon (two in Bend and one in Multnomah County) and four in Washington, the state Public Health Division said Monday.
1 Sprouts lower cholesterol, high levels of which significantly increase the risk of heart disease, while they also have an antiinflammatory effect on the circulatory system, keeping blood vessels healthy.
We might not be able to have any Brussels sprouts this Christmas," I blurted out.