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Screw

(A), meaning a small quantity, is in allusion to the habit of putting a small quantity of small articles into a “screw of paper.” An old screw. One who keeps his money tight, a…

Screwed

Intoxicated. A playful synonym of tight, which again is a playful synonym of blown out. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Screwed on RightScrew Plot A B C D…

Screwed

Director/Writers:Scott Alexander and Larry KaraszewskiUniversal; PG-13; 90 minutesRelease:5/00Cast:Norm MacDonald, Danny DeVito, Dave Chappelle Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski didn't lik…

Screw Loose

(A). Something amiss. The allusion is to joinery kept together by screws. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Screw PlotScrew A B C D E F G H I J K L …

Screw Plot

(The). 1708, when Queen Anne went to St. Paul's to offer thanksgivings for the victory of Oudenarde. The tale is that the plotters took out certain screw-bolts from the beams of the cathedr…

Screwed on Right

His head was screwed on right. He was clear-headed and right-thinking. “His heart was in the right place ... and his head was screwed on right, too.” —Boldrewood: Robbery …

Archimedes Screw

An endless screw, used for raising water, propelling ships, etc., invented by Archimedes of Syracuse. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Architect of his own For…

Turn It Up

Director/Writer:Robert AdetuyiNew Line Cinema; 100 minutes; RRelease:9/00Cast:Pras, Tamala Jones, Ja Rule Most Fugees fans agree that Lauryn Hill had most of the talent, then Wyclef Jean, and …

The Worm Turns

The Worm TurnsTwo very superior bicycles went twinkling up the road to Plumfield one September afternoon, bearing two brown and dusty riders evidently returning from a successful run, for thou…

Good Turn

(To do a). To do a kindness to any one. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Good and AllGood Time A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V…