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More Nerves than a Cranberry Merchant

Someone who’s being rude or pushy might be said to “have more nerves than a cranberry merchant.” This idiom is probably a variation on the phrase “busier than a cranberry merchant in November,” which relates to the...

wig-wag

wig-wag  n.— «They said the car…was northbound on Bathurst Street on Sunday night when the driver lost control. She was making a right turn and struck a CN wig-wag signal on the main north-south line.» —“Train gives youth rude...

trucker bomb

trucker bomb  n.— «What should you do if you are driving on the highway and you really need to release some excess fluids? If you are one of many truckers, you grab the nearest jug. And then if you are a rude trucker, you toss it out the...

do-me queen

do-me queen  n.— «That would be as rude and abusive as if i had followed up your post asking why rob didn’t go create alt.sex.bondage-only for you to go play in and called you a lazy, snide, self-centered do-me queen bottom.» —“Re:...

one-euro job

one-euro job  n.— «They often deride one-euro jobs as “Zwangsarbeit,” the German word for forced work that evokes Nazi labor camps.» —“A rude ’05 awakening for Germans” by Carter Dougherty in Frankfurt...