Last modified on 13 January 2013, at 00:31

back in the knife drawer, Miss Sharp

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back in the knife drawer, Miss Sharp

  1. Said as a retort to somebody who has made a cutting remark.
    • 2010, Mel Sparke, Sugar Secrets (4) – ...and Freedom
      "With that hairstyle, you may fancy yourself as Marilyn Monroe, but with those black roots and big ears, you look more like Minnie Mouse..."
      "Ooh, get back in the knife drawer, Miss Sharp!" sniped Cat.
    • 2011, India Knight, Don't You Want Me?
      'At least he's not covered in ginger fur. You might like to take a leaf out of his book, Frankie. Nothing wrong with hair dye, you know.'
      'Well, back in the knife drawer, Miss Sharp,' Frank says, somewhat camply.
    • 2011, Emma Donoghue, Life Mask
      'Fat as ever?' asked Walpole.
      'Fatter. She keeps advising Miss Farren to eat more whey, the cheek of her! Oh, and she's got her own faro table these days, so she can fleece her friends without going out in the cold.'
      'Back in the knife drawer, Miss Sharp,' cried Walpole with a shiver of enjoyment.

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