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A as in Apple see also Apple Pie Order and Pupil...Apple of One'sA Doggone Fool see also Lassie has Her Day, A Dog's Life...Three Dog Night, Letting Our Hair Down...Hair of the Dog, and Putting On...The Lap Dog
A Dog's Life...Three Dog Nightsee also A Doggone Fool, Lassie has Her Day, Letting Our Hair Down...Hair of the Dog, Putting On...The Lap Dog,and Raining Pet Peeves
A Hog on Ice see also Pigging Out, What's Eating You?, Pork Barrels and Lining Pockets
A Little Birdie Told Me...Birdbrain see also Birds of a Feather, What's Eating You?,Teeing Off, Albatross around one's neck, Stool Pigeons...Sing Like a Canary,Something to Crow About, Talking Turkey, Cold Turkey, and Feathers in Caps...Panache & Pennants
a stitch in time saves nine seealso The Time is Ripe
A1 see also Old Kinderhook (A-O.K.)
Abandon the Bans
Abe Lincoln's beard
aberrations (X-ratings)
abhor
abracadabra
absurd
Academic Schools
accident
accumulate
achievement
acid tests
Acolus and Ceyx
acoustic gramophones, putting a sock in
act, a class
act, cleaning up your
Addled Testing
addle-egg, addle-pate, and addle-head
adjustment
Adlai Stevenson (egghead)
Admiralty, Lord of (Earl of Sandwich)
admonish
adolescent
adroit
adulation
Adult...Adolescent...Adulteryadulterer
adultery
adverse
advertising see also So Much Hype
affluent
aftermath
age, the spirit of
aggravating and gravy
Agony of the Arena
air, giving the
airs, putting on
Alan Freed and rock 'n' roll
alarm see also Panic...Pushing the Button and SOS...Mayday...Nauseous
Albatross around one's necksee also Birds of a Feather, A Little Birdie Told Me...Birdbrain,What's Eating You?, Teeing Off, Stool Pigeons...Sing Like a Canary,Something to Crow About, Talking Turkey, Cold Turkey, and Feathers in Caps...Panache & Pennants
Alfred Hitchcock and mystery
Alfred Nobel (dynamite)
Alger, Horatio (stories)
alias
alibi
all ears see also The Walls have ears...Mum...Sub RosaAll that Jazz
All the Weigh
all wool and a yard wide
All-American boy (Jack Armstrong)allegiance
Allen, W.C. (study of birds)see also Birds of a Feather
alligator
almighty dollar (Washington Irving)
alternating current (electric chair)
Amateurs and Hams
ambition
ambulance chasers
ambush
America, discovery of
American boy, All (Jack Armstrong)
Americanism - O.K.
America's Hang-Ups see also Vegetating with Popeye
amok
amounts to a hill of beans
Andy Rooney (60 Minutes)
Andy Warhol and 15 minutes of fameankle, break an
ankles, the eel's
Anna Jarvis (Mother's Day)
Annie Oakley
Annie Peck's accomplishments
answer the bell
antagonists and protagonists
antitoxin
A-O.K. see also The Cat's Pajamas and the Bees Kneesape, going (having a cow) seealso Going Ape and Monkeying Around
applaud
applause
apple of discord
apple of one's eye
Apple Pie Order see also A as in Apple and Pupil...Apple of One's eye...Precocious
apple polisher
apple, Irish
applesauce!
après le deluge (flood of bills)see also Kicking Habits and Footing the Bill and Follow the Bouncing Bill
Archimedes and eureka
arena
arm of the law, long see also Blue Laws and Feeling Blue, Sweet Talk and Lemons, Attorneys, Shysters et al, and Columbus and His Potential
armful (euphemisms for woman) seealso Call Me Madam, Woman, and Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs
Armstrong, Jack
army jeeps
arriving
articles of indenture
As Bad As They Get
ascendant
ascent
assassins
assets
asterisk
astonish
astronomical
athletes
attempt
attend, roots of
Attorneys, Shysters, et alsee also Blue Laws and Feeling Blue, Laying Down the Law,and Sweet Talk and Lemons
attraction
Attractive, Gorgeous, and Handsomeaugurs
auriculaires (walls have ears)see also In One Ear
Auspicious...Inauguration
authenticity, the real McCoy
autograph
awarding of the flitch (bringing home the bacon)
ax to grind see also A Battle-Ax to Grind and Grinding It Out