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The Idiom Attic - a collection of hundreds of English idioms, each one explained.

"country" idioms...

See also, the Phrase Thesaurus list of phrases that contain the word country

and, a list of phrases that relate in some way the word country

" Country house hotel "
Meaning:
An upmarket hotel located in a revamped rural mansion.
Example:
We wanted to go somewhere special for our anniversary and Jim booked us into a lovely country house hotel in the Cotswolds.
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" Discussing Uganda "
Meaning:
Euphemism for sex.
Example:
Julie and Jack have been all over each other all evening and have gone upstairs. I expect they'll be discussing Uganda.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 1970s. Popularised in the satirical magazine Private Eye.
Where is it used?:
Britain.
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" Good Samaritan "
Meaning:
Someone who compassionately helps another who is in need.
Example:
I'd lost my wallet and couldn't get home. He played the good Samaritan and gave me a lift to my door.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century. From a biblical source.
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" Great scot "
Meaning:
Exclamation of surprise.
Example:
Great Scot James, isn't there a gorilla in the back seat of that car!
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, although somewhat old-fashioned.
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" My old Dutch "
Meaning:
Cockney rhyming slang for duchess.
Example:
This year will be our silver wedding, the old dutch and me.
Where did it originate?:
Where is it used?:
Mostly Britain.
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" My old china "
Meaning:
Cockney rhyming slang for mate.
Example:
We've been best pals since schooldays. He's my best china plate.
Where did it originate?:
Where is it used?:
Mostly Britain.
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