noodling

do not hang noodles on my ears

Do not try to mislead me or fool me.

Oh please, do not hang noodles on my ears—you clearly forged your mom’s signature on this document!

If you don’t want to go, just tell me. Don’t hang noodles on my ears and fake being sick.

hang noodles on my ears

To mislead me or fool me. Used particularly in negative imperative mood constructions.

Oh please, do not hang noodles on my ears—you clearly forged your mom’s signature on this document!

If you don’t want to go, just tell me. Don’t hang noodles on my ears and fake being sick.

Reading: noodling

My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Noodles

A mnemonic device for remembering the names of the eight planets, M ercury, V enus, E arth, M ars, J upiter, S aturn, U ranus, and N eptune. other similar but outdated mnemonics normally include a P-word at the end to represent Pluto, which was once considered a genuine planet but was demoted to the condition of “ dwarf planet ” in 2006.

A: “Let’s see, there’s Mercury, um… Earth, Mars… Uranus… dang, I can never remember all the planets’ names!” B: “Well, try to remember this—My Very Eager Mother Just Served Us Noodles.” A: “What about Pluto?” B: “Not anymore, I’m afraid.”

My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles

A mnemonic device for remembering the names of the eight planets, M ercury, V enus, E arth, M ars, J upiter, S aturn, U ranus, and N eptune. other exchangeable but outdated mnemonics normally include a P-word at the end to represent Pluto, which was once considered a true planet but was demoted to the condition of “ dwarf planet ” in 2006.

A: “Let’s see, there’s Mercury, um… Earth, Mars… Uranus… dang, I can never remember all the planets’ names!” B: “Well, try to remember this—My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Noodles.” A: “What about Pluto?” B: “Not anymore, I’m afraid.”

noodle about (something)

To discuss, speak, or think about something in an idle, adrift, or strictly bad manner. ( “ Noodle ” here is slang for head or brain. )

He spent most of the party noodling about all these pseudo-philosophical ideas that just made him sound pretentious.

When I came into the room, they had started noodling about the pros and cons of capitalism compared to socialism.

noodle around

1. To spend time investigation, perusing, or examining something.

I could spend hours in the library just noodling around all the old books they have there.

I think I’m going to noodle around the electronics section for a while.

2. To waste time idly ( in some place ).

I don’t want you in the house noodling around all weekend long.

Why don’t you kids go down to the mall and noodle around down there for an hour or two.

noodle juice

1. obsolete slang Tea.

My throat’s a bit sore, so I’m just going to get some noodle juice.

2. slang The water system that remains after boiling noodles, particularly ramen.

Don’t throw out the noodle juice! Just mix it with some vegetables, and you’ve got yourself a whole other meal!

noodle over

To ponder, consider, or speculate about something. A noun or pronoun can be used between “ attic ” and “ over. ” ( “ Noodle ” here is slang for head or brain. )

As my mind wandered into daydream, I began noodling over the possibility of giving up my job and moving to Japan.

I wanted a day or two to noodle over the deal before I agreed to anything.

tough toodles

slang, interjection I have no sympathy for the position you are in or how you feel about it.

A: “When you said I’d be getting a car for my birthday, I didn’t think it would be some beat-up old van like this!” B: “Well, tough toodles! You should be thankful to have a car at all!”

A: “Ugh, I feel so horrible this morning.” B: “Tough toodles. If you want to drink yourself silly, then that’s the price you pay.”

use (one’s) noodle

To use one ‘s own intelligence and intellectual ability ; to think logically and rationally. ( “ Noodle ” here is slang for the head and, by extension, the mind. Often said as an imperative mood. )

Come on, Dean, I know you can figure this out on your own. Use your noodle for a change!

I can’t believe you were arrested for selling marijuana. What were you thinking? Why don’t you use your noodle once in a while?

wet noodle

1. person who is not interesting or convivial, or who dampens other people ‘s playfulness or enjoyment ; a spoilsport. More normally called a “ wet blanket. ”

Don’t invite Nicole to the party. She’s such a wet noodle that she’ll probably just sit around complaining the whole time.

David was tired of being called a wet noodle by his friends just because he doesn’t drink alcohol.

2. A faint, invertebrate, or cowardly person.

We need someone strong to lead this company into the future, not some wet noodle who’s afraid of confrontation.

I always thought my dad was a bit of a wet noodle growing up, but I came to appreciate his empathy and humility as I got older.

3. vulgar slang A penis which is not or unable to become raise.

Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved .

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