trouble and strife

trouble and strife

Wife. The phrase comes from Cockney rhyming slang. Primarily heard in UK. How's the trouble and strife? I haven't seen her in a while.
See also: and, trouble
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The European Dream ONCE again the European dream sees immigrants Coming ashore Sharing camps with those that have come before Some politicians have come some have gone Living as though nothing was wrong European capitals in disarray People living in fear every day Death and destruction will suddenly appear No thoughts now of a happy new year Millions have come to Europe seeking a better Life - only to find more trouble and strife They have travelled far to reach Europe's borders To find the way barred, people giving orders War and dissent in many lands But also more kindness and helping hands Coming to Britain is their destination But they do not meet with friendly persuasion Europe in torment, suspicion within Not the Europe that might have been.
Escape to Freedom Where do you start, where do you run Bombs, explosions, shots from a gun Destroyed places and houses, your life A world in turmoil, trouble and strife.
A wedding is causing Inverleith plenty of trouble and strife ahead of Saturday's Scottish Cup semi-final date.
There are several other countries in the Middle East engaged in trouble and strife and David Cameron is already talking about them.
There will, of course, be much talk of trouble and strife, matched only by the arguments over which services to cut.
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But he predicts that his old enemy can still win the next World Cup despite all the trouble and strife that have beset them.
Selected cockney rhyming slang:Alan Whickers - knickers Adam and Eve - believe Apples and pears - stairs Mutt and Jeff - deaf Brown bread - dead Trouble and strife - wife Rock of ages - wages Rub a dub dub - pub Shovel and pick - nick (prison) Ed Grundies - undies Sinbad the sailor - tailor Cain and Abel - Table
You got that good feeling and it brought a smile to your face - very rare these days with all the trouble and strife throughout the world.
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DUMBARTON V EAST STIRLING DUMBARTON boss Alan Adamson insists moving their match with East Stirling because of yet another wedding won't cause any trouble and strife.
Milkmen and paper boys used to whistle and sing, A night at the "flicks" was a wonderful thing, Oh we all had our share of trouble and strife, But we just had to face it - that was our life.
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ROMARIO has suffered more trouble and strife after being arrested for falling behind in alimony payments.
WALLOP: Jenny whacks colleague WE ARE FAMILY: Trouble and strife