be a gooseberry

be a gooseberry or play gooseberry British informal
to be with two people who love each other and would prefer to be alone together

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  • Gooseberry Island — ist der Name mehrerer Inseln in den Vereinigten Staaten: Gooseberry Island (Hancock County, Maine) Gooseberry Island (Lincoln County, Maine) Gooseberry Island (Sagadahoc County, Maine) Gooseberry Island (Washington County, Maine) Gooseberry… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Gooseberry fool — Gooseberry Goose ber*ry, n.; pl. {Gooseberries}, [Corrupted for groseberry or groiseberry, fr. OF. groisele, F. groseille, of German origin; cf. G. krausbeere, kr[ a]uselbeere (fr. kraus crisp), D. kruisbes, kruisbezie (as if crossberry, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gooseberry worm — Gooseberry Goose ber*ry, n.; pl. {Gooseberries}, [Corrupted for groseberry or groiseberry, fr. OF. groisele, F. groseille, of German origin; cf. G. krausbeere, kr[ a]uselbeere (fr. kraus crisp), D. kruisbes, kruisbezie (as if crossberry, fr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gooseberry Patch — is a mail order company based in Delaware, Ohio. The company was founded in 1984 by Vickie Hutchins and Jo Ann Martin, who were neighbors. Neither had any business experience before founding the company; Martin was a first grade teacher, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Gooseberry Beach — is a beach located in Newport, Rhode Island off of scenic Ocean Drive. It is a private beach, but also open to the public free of charge, though there is a $15 all day fee for parking duing the week and $20 all day fee on the weekend. The beach… …   Wikipedia

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  • gooseberry — 1530s, perhaps from Ger. Krausebeere or Kräuselbeere, related to M.Du. croesel gooseberry, and to Ger. kraus crispy, curly [Klein, etc.]. Under this theory, gooseberry would be folk etymology. But OED editors find no reason to prefer this to a… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Gooseberry Hill National Park — is a national park in Western Australia (Australia), in the locality of Gooseberry Hill, Western Australia 21 km east of Perth. It is at the southern side of the mouth of the Helena Valley on the Darling Scarp. Statham s Quarry is located within… …   Wikipedia

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