old sod


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old sod

n
informal one's native country: back to the old sod.
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Skinner, of Corfe Mullen, Dorset, said: "He was an ugly old sod, always smelled bad and could be mischievous, but I really, really loved him and so did everyone who met him.
I don't know whether he had a wife or children, but if he did they were long gone, probably because, as people put it, he was such a 'miserable old sod.
You don't have to explain or make excuses for the old sod.
CALL me an out-of-date, backwardthinking old sod if you like but I've always felt that sportsmen and women should only be allowed to represent the country of their birth.
Most people who know me would say I am a grumpy old sod.
Like the Gramlings, Americans interested in exploring their Irish roots can visit the old sod as part of a year-long extravaganza called " The Gathering: Ireland 2013.
GOOD God, Collins, I know you're a miserable old sod, but could you be any more miserable than you were last week?
But any old sod could have won the Cambridgeshire with me.
Paul is a native of Northern Ireland and has many years of IT and website experience both on the old sod and in the United States.
Pretty soon, those with authentic old sod roots will be able to show something other than a beat-up shillelagh to prove it.
An Aussie boffin has concluded that being an old sod allows you to think more clearly and make better decisions.
Another of his descriptions contains the prediction: "Some poor old sod is going to end up buying this place.