stone the crows

Definition of stone the crows

British, informal + somewhat old-fashioned

  1. —used to express surprise “He's won the lottery!” “Well, stone the crows!”

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a concretion of earthy or mineral matter:

    :  such a concretion of indeterminate size or shape

    :  rock

  1. :  to hurl stones at

    :  to kill by pelting with stones

    :  to make hard or insensitive to feeling

  1. :  entirely, utterly

  1. :  of, relating to, or made of stone

    :  absolute, utter

crowplay crows
  1. :  any of various large usually entirely glossy black passerine birds (family Corvidae and especially genus Corvus)

    :  a member of an American Indian people of the region between the Platte and Yellowstone rivers

    :  the language of the Crow people

  1. :  to make the loud shrill sound characteristic of a cock

    :  to utter a sound expressive of pleasure

    :  to exult gloatingly especially over the distress of another

  1. :  the cry of the cock

    :  a triumphant cry

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a trip made at another's expense

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