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Aesop's
      
Fables
Morality tales attributed to an ancient Greek writer
Baker's
      
Dozen
Thirteen, or one more than a dozen
Balaam's
      
Ass
Talking animal in the Old Testament
Banker's
      
Hours
Derisive term used to describe a short work day
Barnard's
      
Star
A star in the constellation Ophiuchus discovered by E.E. Barnard in 1916
Bee's
      
Knees
Refers to something good or great.
Beethoven's
      
Ninth
His last symphony, the "Choral"
Bluebeard's
      
Castle
One act opera by Bela Bartok
Caesar's
      
Palace
Famous hotel and casino in Las Vegas
Cat's
      
Eye
A light in the middle of the road
Cat's
      
Meow
Slang phrase originating in the early 19th century denoting pleasure or wonder
Cat's
      
Pyjamas
Popularized in the 1920's; used to describe someone or something that is cool, hip, or special.
Charlie's
      
Angels
Television drama
Cleopatra's
      
Needle
Three obelisks (London, N.Y. and Paris) handed out by Egypt
Crow's
      
Nest
Lookout point high on the main mast of a ship
Custer's
      
Last Stand
Battle of the Little Big Horn in which General George Custer was killed
Dante's
      
Inferno
Part of the Divine Comedy
Davy Jones's
      
Locker
Colloquial phrase designating the ocean bottom
Devil's
      
Own
1997 film starring Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt.
Devil's
      
Tower
A natural rock formation in Wyoming. Featured in the movie 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'.
Doctor's
      
Orders
Instructions from a physician, ignored to one's peril
Dog's
      
Life
Term used by those who think their lives are rougher than need be
Finnegan's
      
Wake
Novel by James Joyce
Fool's
      
Errand
A useless expenditure of energy and/or resources
The French Lieutenant's
      
Woman
1970 novel made into a 1981 film
Gilligan's
      
Island
Television comedy show
Gulliver's
      
Travels
Novel by Jonathan Swift
Hangman's
      
Noose
Thirteen loops in the knot of a hangman's noose
His Master's
      
Voice
RCA Victor logo
Hobson's
      
Choice
Phrase originating in 14th-15th century England implying no choice at all
Hogan's
      
Heroes
Television comedy show
Howard's
      
End
1992 film
Jacob's
      
Ladder
A ladder dreamed by Jacob in the Old Testament
Job's
      
Daughters
Masonic youth organization for girls aged 10 to 20
King Solomon's
      
Mines
Novel by H. Rider Haggard
King's
      
Ransom
Indicating a large amount of money
King Tut's
      
Curse
A story of doom circulating contemporaneously with the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen in 1922
Lady Chatterley's
      
Lover
1928 novel by D. H. Lawrence
Lost Dutchman's
      
Mine
Refers to a legendary lost mine in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona
Lover's
      
Lane
Traditional name given to areas where lovers go to enjoy each others' charms
Man's
      
Best Friend
Term originated by dog lovers for dogs. Cat people would disagree
Mozart's
      
Requiem
Mozart's last composition
Mrs. O'Leary's
      
Cow
Blamed, probably incorrectly for the Chicago fire
Newman's
      
Own
Charitable company founded by late actor Paul Newman, makers of salad dressings and other foods
Pandora's
      
Box
In Greek mythology, a box opened by Pandora unleashing all the evils of humanity
Paul Revere's
      
Ride
Historic horseback ride and poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Pauper's
      
Grave
Name given to burial sites of people unable to afford paying for a final resting place
Pickett's
      
Charge
Disasterous charge led by Confederate general George Pickett in the American Civil War
Pig's
      
Ear
A 'pig's ear'is a mess. As in 'you're making a right pig's ear of that'.
Pig's
      
Eye
From the term 'in a pig's eye' used to disagree with the likelihood of something occurring
Pike's
      
Peak
Mountain in Colorado named for Zebulon Pike
Pilgrim's
      
Progress
A novel by John Bunyan
Plumber's
      
Butt
Observed when someone bending lets their pants ride down, as in working plumbers
Queen Anne's
      
Lace
Wild carrot plant
Saint Peter's
      
Basilica
A building in Vatican City
Schubert's
      
Unfinished
8th Symphony left unfinished at the time of Schubert's death
Seagram's
      
Seven
A brand of whiskey
Seward's
      
Folly
Derisive name given to Alaska after U.S. Secretary of State Seward officiated its purchase in 1867
St John's
      
Wort
A plant thought by some to lessen depression
St Vitus's
      
Dance
Disorder of the nervous system
Swimmer's
      
Ear
An infection common to swimmers
Wayne's
      
World
Regular sketch from the 'Saturday night Live' tv show that later evolved into a movie
Woman's
      
Prerogative
Tongue-in-cheek phrase indicating a woman's right to change her mind
Writer's
      
Cramp
Pain experienced in the hand after prolonged use of a writing instrument
Writer's
      
Voice


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