stone the crows

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stone the crows

British, informal + somewhat old-fashioned
used to express surprise
  • "He's won the lottery!" "Well, stone the crows!"

Word by Word Definitions

stone play
  1. : a concretion of earthy or mineral matter:

  2. : such a concretion of indeterminate size or shape

  3. : rock

  1. : to hurl stones at

  2. : to make hard or insensitive to feeling

  3. : to face, pave, or fortify with stones

  1. : entirely, utterly

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

  2. : absolute, utter

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

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

  3. : the language of the Crow people

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

  2. : to utter a sound expressive of pleasure

  3. : to exult gloatingly especially over the distress of another

  1. : the cry of the cock

  2. : a triumphant cry


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