nosey parker


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nosey parker

n (Brit inf) → Schnüffler(in) m(f) (inf); I don’t like nosey parkersich mag Leute nicht, die ihre Nase in alles stecken (inf); nosey parker!sei doch nicht so neugierig!
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Isa was on full-on nosey parker form, trying to sniff out a surprise party for her impending 70th birthday.
SHE is the nosey parker in our street In fact she knows who you are by the sound of your feet She knows almost all you say or do Conversations are a big issue Always at the window or the door She is always hoping to see or hear a little more She knows who has and who has not paid their rent And who is and who is not heaven sent She has seen things late into the night Unspeakable of during the hours of daylight Nobody can visit or quietly go That she don't hear or know And when a stranger knocks on your door The nosey parker will get to know just a little bit more.
The latest yarn Nosey Parker is hearing is that the actress, who was told her husband was a married man and who insisted she would go ahead and marry him, is currently licking her wounds as the man has returned to his white wife in Angela Merkel's country.
IF you are a bit of a nosey parker, then this might be the ideal job for you.
You do not need to know what it is, you nosey parker.
When into my bath I jump quite "starkers" My rubber duck's the sole Nosey Parker.
Embrace your inner nosey parker and prepare to gawp at some stunning celebrity properties with hilarious home-invader Keith Lemon.
Matthew Parker, reputedly the original Nosey Parker, lived during the reign of Elizabeth I.
Well, if you know that Mr Nosey Parker, why don't you go after them and take them out?
of runners Best placed 1991 3 Miss Nosey Parker (3rd) 1992 4 Lyric Fantasy (WON) 1993 3 Risky (WON) 1994 4 Femme Savante (2nd) 1995 2 Ortolan (3rd) 1996 4 Miss Stamper (WON) 1997 4 Phone Alex (9th) 1998 4 Light The Rocket (7th) 1999 4 Halland Park Girl (2nd) 2000 3 Elsie Plunkett (2nd) 2001 4 Lady Links (3rd) 2002 6 Presto Vento (WON)2003 3 If Paradise (WON) 2004 4 Don't Tell Mum (2nd) 2005 5 Lady Livius (WON) 2006 3 Gilded (6th) 2007 No race - 2008 6 Infamous Angel (2nd)
Matthew Parker, after whom the name Nosey Parker was coined, held which high office in 16th century England?
Lensing and editing, along with a jazzy score played by band the Nosey Parkers, are well suited to the setting.