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    I got an epic run on Pinball yesterday, coming one target within breaking my personal best. Alas, it was not to be. You'll just have to imagine the face I pulled.

    No, sadly, I have NO ANSWER on the idiom regarding dogs belonging to meat sellers, which is frustrating, as you can imagine, so I'll just have to wait until someone has mercy on me.

    Oh, and for those wondering about the number - it's 7 at the moment. And 17. Both are bugging me, but I think 17 is bugging me more than 7. Don't know why.

    The weather ace, by the way. The sun is out, the skies are blue...which may explain why I'm not getting very far with idioms!

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    After the last entry being blamed, by me, for fate tempting, I am going to have to tell you right now that I do not intend to tempt fate any further. That entry should've stayed in my head and for this I'm sorry.

    After all, I'm human, and fallible.

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    Nearly two weeks ago, I was feeling fairly smug because I'd just nailed the pronunciation of 'Zverev'. I'm sure an umpire out there was busy nailing that pronunciation, as he had to umpire a match involving a Mr Zverev, but his work was in vain as said Mr Z did not win one single game.

    (Cue sympathetic noises)

    So now I have managed to nail the pronunciation of 'Stakhovsky' (had to look up the spelling)...yeah, I'll let you know how many games he wins.

    Addendum: I am a bit cross with Mr Stakhovsky, as he has just kindly sabotaged a world record attempt. I'm not happy about this, mainly because I like world record attempts. Grrr.

    Still, he's doomed, because SOMETHING must get to him. The Curse. Something. Anything. Whatever.

    I get in bad moods af…

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    So, guess what...Wimbledon starts today and I have one tip: DON'T ASK ME WHO'LL WIN. Not until the finals at the earliest.

    It's not because I have dodgy form. It's just because ten years ago ( really is 10 years ago), I wrongly predicted an Aussie would win Men's Singles. To be fair on me, he had made the final and seemed to be in good form. And I knew nothing about his opponent, name, nationality and seeding included, who obviously was in good form because he ended up winning. And I was 10 at the time.

    Only when the Australian ended up FIVE MATCH POINTS DOWN did I think things were getting a little dicey.

    He then hit match point #3 into the net, terminating the match. Whoopsy.

    For those of you who are wondering about the opponent (whose…

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    June 23, 2013 by Theplait

    OK, so this is my second blog post today. I'm clearly getting excited. But no! This is not so! It is to say hello and thank you to Greyfur and Blugo34, who have kindly contributed to the wiki!

    So now you know that if you contribute, you won't be the first to do so. And I will give you a lovely shoutout on this blog to boot. :)

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    Those of you who follow this blog will probably know that I am currently unaware of the meaning of an idiom relating to dogs belonging to meat sellers. However, recently, another idiom has caused trouble - purple patch. Is that, like, some kind of streak?

    I'm talking winning streaks here, not naked people.

    • Sigh* I can't win, can I? Anyway, if you don't hear from me quite as much, there is a good reason: Wimbledon starts tomorrow! Will there be any 'purple patches', whatever they are???

    Answers would be well recieved.

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    You may notice that this blog looks a wee bit different to the last time you paid a visit. Well, don't panic guys! That's all the work of Dblcut3, who's kindly volunteered to do some admin and make the wiki look nice. Which I think it does. Thanks!

    As for that idiom (you know, the one about canines belonging to purveyors of meat), I have got...nowhere. Grrrr. Sorry. I'm human and fallible, and speaking of fallible, my nearly 10-year-old epic fail has come to mind. Whoops. One, two, three, D'OH!

    Well, why fail when you can epic fail???

    Yep, the world is mad.

    Song time: at times, a song comes into my head at random. Today, it's Another Chance by Roger Sanchez.

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    June 19, 2013 by Theplait

    Well, I'm getting somewhere. As well as trying to do some tidying (I room = a state), I've been trying to deal with normal life (easy) and pronouncing unusual surnames (and then finding out one person with said unusual surname got well and truly mullered).

    More idioms will follow! :)

    Is everyone ready???

    I know I am!

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    Getting There...

    June 11, 2013 by Theplait

    Well, progress is slow and steady, but I can't work on the ol' wiki all the time. I'm getting there, but I'd like some input from you!

    Getting a steady drip-feed of idioms coming in (my plan was one a day, but I think more a day might be a good idea, right?). Requests would make me happy (I know), with one exception (the one about dogs and butchers).

    If any tennis-related idioms show up in the near future, it is because Wimbledon is coming up...

    (As a Briton, I was fairly amused to find two Britons had made it to two finals and one won. As a realist, I was not surprised when one of the pair, er, didn't win)

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    Welcome to the Wiki!

    June 9, 2013 by Theplait


    As you've probably guessed, this is my very first wiki.

    I had a hard time deciding what to do a wiki on, but considering my recent troubles with idioms, I though, why not have a wiki on which you can find the definitions of idioms in a clear manner and, of course, slightly funny. One of my friends might have suggested random tennis stuff, as I like tennis, but sadly there was a major-league flaw in that plan entitled Wimbledon 2003.

    Of course the idioms wiki also has a flaw, namely the phrase 'fit as a butcher's dog'.

    I have no idea what it means. I might have to scour every idioms dictionary on the internet for it because it makes no sense to me at all. Hopefully I'll find the meaning of that, but if any one of you do, feel free to add it in.…

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