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ducks and drakes

  

      n   functioning as sing  
1    a game in which a flat stone is bounced across the surface of water  
2    make ducks and drakes of or play (at) ducks and drakes with   to use recklessly; squander or waste  
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exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
n.
a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing or tents
also known as "cotton duck" or "duck canvas"
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the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
n.
a prank on Twitter consisting of posting a link to a picture of a duck on wheels
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the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
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