What is the meaning of the English expression a few crumpets short of a proper tea?

I'd guess it means the same as: A few bricks short of a full load. The elevator doesn't go all the way to the top. The lights are on, but no one's at home.

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What do the terms hoist and fly mean when describing a flag?

Hoist and fly refer to the measurements of a flag. The hoist of a flag is the measurement of the side which is affixed to the halyard (rope). The fly of the flag is the measurement of the flag when extended perpendicular to the mast (flagpole). You could use the terms length and width, but hoist ...

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What are some ways to decorate a house for Valentine's Day?

You can put red and pink streamers. You can also put a cup of the heart Valentine candies in the middle of the room with red and pink plastic rose pedals aroung it.

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What is a dream holiday?

It is the sort of holiday (vacation) that one has wished to have for a very long time.

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Who started 'Happy New Year'?

The Julian calendar decreed that the new year would occur with January 1, and within the Roman world, January 1 became the consistently observed start of the new year.

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How do you cut a face in a pumpkin?

Well, I would try drawing the face that you want on with a permanant marker like a Sharpie, and then use some pumpkin carving tools because they work really well and you can usually buy them at local convienient stores like Wal-Mart. If you don't have those, you can use a knife, and it is kinda f...

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