Aunt Sally


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Aunt Sally

(ˈsælɪ)
n, pl -lies
1. a figure of an old woman's head, typically with a clay pipe, used in fairgrounds and fêtes as a target for balls or other objects
2. any person who is a target for insults or criticism
3. something set up as a target for disagreement or attack
Translations

Aunt Sally

n (Brit, lit) → Schießbudenfigur f; (= stall)Schieß- or Wurfbude f; (fig)Zielscheibe f
References in classic literature ?
Tom, I reckon you've got to pack up and go down to Arkansaw--your aunt Sally wants you.
The thing that is mostly worrying your aunt Sally is the tempers that that man Jubiter gets your uncle into.
Works him up into perfect rages, your aunt Sally says; says he acts as if he would really hit the man, sometimes.
Your aunt Sally says he hates to go into the pulpit he's so ashamed; and the people have begun to cool toward him, and he ain't as popular now as he used to was.
A little harmless gossip ensued on various themes, such as where old Aunt Sally got her new red headkerchief, and how "Missis was a going to give Lizzy that spotted muslin gown, when she'd got her new berage made up;" and how Mas'r Shelby was thinking of buying a new sorrel colt, that was going to prove an addition to the glories of the place.
Toto and Billina followed behind them, behaving very well, and a little way down the street they came to a handsome residence where Aunt Sally Lunn lived.
In elementary school, we memorized things like "ROYGBIV" to remember the sequence of colors in the rainbow, or "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally (PEMDAS)" for math.
Cat We Sell THERE was a farm called Scatterbrook Birds aplenty, jackdaw, raven, rook TV series and a book Psychology in niche and nook Scarecrows apparently like cake Cups of tea an adventure make Worzel's world of give and take A hapless straw man on a stake A robin's nest in his heart Aunt Sally played her part Saucy Nancy a sailor's tart Hitch a ride on an 'orse and cart Every episode had a plan Childs ren's life in a caravan The compost heap no one outran Hats off to the Crowman
Worzel Gummidge was prime Sunday afternoon television and told the magical tale of the scarecrow and his love for the rosy cheeked Aunt Sally.
James escorted his aunt Sally to the railway station along with his older brother Ronald, and mum Elsie while his dad, Herbert, stayed at the family home in Acklam, Middlesbrough.
As I see it, education has become something of a political Aunt Sally.