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Shut yo do' an lick yo chil'.

Submitter comment: This is not a literal suggestion but means that one should
deal with personal matters privately and not let the whole
world be privy to your business.

Where learned: VIRGIN ISLANDS ; Saint Thomas

Keyword(s): an = and ; chile = child ; do = door ; lick = spank (punish) ; yo = your

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-00-1991

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Chicken and slicks is another name for the dish of chicken and dumplings.

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Keyword(s): Chicken ; Dish ; Dumpling ; FOOD ; Language ; Meal ; Nickname ; SLANG ; Slicks ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

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IF YOU LICK YOUR THUMB BEFORE YOU MAKE A SHOT IN POOL,
IT WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK WHILE SHOOTING.

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Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Billiards ; Cue ; CUSTOM ; GAMES ; Lick ; Pool ; Stick ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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