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."
"Don't say yes'm -- say Aunt Sally. Where'd she get aground?"
"No, I didn't see nobody, Aunt Sally. The boat landed just at daylight, and I left my baggage on the wharf-boat and went looking around the town and out a piece in the country, to put in the time and not get here too soon; and so I come down the back way."
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.
But Aunt Sally's dying wish was that he'd only get the cash if he guided her church's gospel choir to the finals of an annual competition.
WORZEL GUMMIDGE and Aunt Sally will be surrounded by flowers for a fundraising effort at the Mary Ann Evans Hospice this summer.
That is why Abbey National's shares are priced at less than nine times its safe-looking 1999 earnings, while Barclays, which has made itself an all-purpose Aunt Sally, gets a rating of nearly 13.
9 In TV, in which children's comedy series did Una Stubbs play the part of Aunt Sally?