M

M*A*S*H Habit, The
Machiavelli, Niccolomacho
MacKay's real whiskey
mackerel
Mad as a March Hare, original meaning of
madame see also Woman, Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs, and Oh, You Beautiful Doll...
maggots in the head
Magic Moments see also Bunkum...Bunk
Maidenform bra
m'aidez (Mayday?)
mail, Irish
mailmen, history of
Major and Bush Leagues see also Baseball, Playing Hardball and Making Sacrifices, and Everything's Coming Up Roses
major league see also Baseball, Playing Hardball and Making Sacrifices, and Everything's Coming Up Roses
make a beeline
make a long story short
make beard, meaning of
make hay while the sun shines
make my day
make tracks
Man of Steel, the
management and menagerie
mandate
Mandingo tribe
maneuvers
manifest
Manipulating Manure
Manual on Management & Upper Hands
manufactured
manure
manzana (apple?)
Marcellus in Hamlet (something is rotten in the state of Denmark)
marché aux puces (flea market)
Margaret Herrick and Uncle Oscarmargarine see also Smoothing the Way
Marijuana, Hash, Assassin, Go to Pot
mark
mark, toe the
market, flea (Parisian origins of)
Martin Kanes (Private Eye)
Martin Van Buren (O.K.)
Mary Hays McCauley's accomplishments
Massachusetts game (baseball)mastication (chewing the fat)Mata Hari, Quisling, and TurncoatsMatter of Courtesy, a
maturity (adult)
Maverick, Maury (gobbledygook)Mavericks and Pariahs
Mayday or m'aidez?
McCoy, The Real
meal ticket
mealy-mouthed
measure of wealth, the buck
Measuring Up
media exploitation (hoodwink)Medici, Catherine de (auriculaires)
medicine men (quacks)
Medieval courts (stamping character)
melees (donnybrooks)
mellifluous
mellifluous
menagerie
Menches, Charles and Frank (burgers)
menu
meow, the cat's see also Raining Pet Peeves
meriting just desserts
Merkle boner, the
merry making
meticulousness (Right On!) The Nitty-Gritty
mettle
mettre à bandon (abandon)
Mickey Finn
Mickey Mouse see also Boycott...Mickey Mouse
middle of the road
middlebrow
Mid-East Shtick, Our
Mighty Mouse(trap), The
milch cow
military advisor (cadet)
military defeat, Caesar's explanation of
mill, grist for the
milling about
mills of the gods grind slowly...millstone around his neck
mincemeat
mincing
Minnie Mouse
minor league see also Baseball, Playing Hardball and Making Sacrifices, and Everything's Coming Up Roses
minority
mint
minute
minutia
Miracle of the Smile, The
mirrors, blue smoke and
mischief
misconduct in public office
Miss see also Woman, Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs, and Oh, You Beautiful Doll...
mistress, corruption of seealso Woman, Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs, and Oh, You Beautiful Doll...
Mob, The
mobile vulgus (the mob?)mocha
Mohammed's counselor (birdies)see also Birds of a Feather
Molly Pitcher accomplishments,see also Virtuoso Performances
Mommy Deerest
monetary
Money and the Almighty Dollarsee also Buck...Passing the Buckmongo
monitor
monkey business
monkeying around
monkeyshines
Monkeywrenches and Kiboshes seealso Going Ape and Monkeying Around and Cooking Up a StoryMonmouth, battle of (Molly Pitcher)monster, green eyed
Montagu John (Fourth Earl of Sandwich)
Monticello (American premier of french fries)
moon (derogatory Irish term)
moon, over the see also Sheer Lunacy
moot
mop flops, that's the way the
morology
morons
Morons and Idiots
morsel
Mortimer (Mickey Mouse)
mosey
Mother of all Days, the
motorcycles (hogs)
mouse (euphemisms for woman) seealso Call Me Madam, Woman, and Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs
Mouse Power
mousetrap, building a better
mouth shut
mouth, put foot in the (speech impediment)
mouthpieces
Moving Right Along
Mrs. see also Woman, Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs, and Oh, You Beautiful Doll...
muck-a-mucks
muckraking
mud in your eye
muffle it (put a sock in it)
mule, stubborn as a
mulligan, in golf terms
mum, Shakespearean origins ofMumbo Jumbo
Murray, William (whipping boy)muscles see also Things Working Out!
music to ears
music, face the
muslin, pretty piece of (euphemisms for woman) see also Call Me Madam, Woman, and Breadstuffs, Lords, Ladies, and Duffs
mustard, cut the
mustard, we are the
muster, pass
mutton, a cold shoulder of
mystery
Mystery and Horror