12th of never
 n.— «The Biplane supposedly has a V-4, but the show bike is most likely a make-believe mockup. Looks to be straight out of a video game. When will either Suzuki be produced? Right after the 12th of Never.» —“Whees: Tokyo Motor Show: Two-Wheel Thunderdome” by Jerry Garrett New York Times Oct. 29, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. mitch says:

    It’s from an old folk song, variously known as “I Gave My Love a Cherry” or “The Riddle Song”: http://lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/numbers/12thofnever.shtml

  2. mitch says:

    Oops! Allow me to correct myself. Although the tune is quite old, the song “The Twelfth of Never” (containing, obviously, the phrase) is credited to Jerry Livingston and Paul Francis Webster, and was recorded by Johnny Mathis in 1957.

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