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Idioms: Of Mice and Men

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an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
blow their stake
lose and/or spend all their money
live off the fat of the land
To grow own food,land is so "fat" or rich, that it is all that is needed
bust a gut
Work so hard that you feel like you busted a gut
jungle-up
camp out at night with
cat house
***** house; house of prostitution
watchin' the blackboard
looking for a job
a bum steer
A false information/direction
What stake you got in this guy
What financial interest do you have in him
leave your big flapper shut
A flapper is a mouth, thus "be quiet"
scrappy
Fond of fighting, competing
take the rap
Take the blame
slang her pups
gave birth to puppies
tangles
Fights/argues
got the eye
looks/flirts
pants rabbits
Parasite (lice) from sharing bunks
rattrap
hopeless situation
flat bust
completely broke
hoosegow
jail
start a party out to lynch
get a group together to hang someone
throw a litter
give birth
welter
Boxer between light and middle weight
roll up a stake
save some money
set on the trigger
just about to cause trouble
looloo
a sexy woman
make it stick
Be successful/see it to the end
on the county
on welfare
yella jackets in his drawers
Restless,nervous
yella
Yellow, coward
goo-goos
Silly idiots
took a powder
left
booby hatch
pejorative terms for an insane asylum
baloney
nonsense
corn
Whiskey
put me in pitchers
To put in the movies
right cross
boxing term: a punch delivered by a right fist
cover 'im up
cover 'im up
went with shows
went with shows
Don't try to put nothin' over on me
don't lie to me
Somebody made a ringer
In horseshoes someone centered the pole and scored
I think I knowed we'd never do her
HER is the ranch. He always knew the dream wouldn't happen in his heart.