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Drives me puce

Posted by Catherine on October 05, 2007

I am contributing two I think you may not have.
My English grandmother who was raised in Mold Wales would say of my bad behaviour "That child drives me puce!" Puce is the colour of a healing bruise so I guess she meant she was really fed up with me!

Also my mother would say, "Now there's mutton trying to look like lamb" when an older woman was dressed like a younger woman would dress.

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