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Idioms for possum
- to feign sleep or death.
- to dissemble or pretend ignorance: The baseball broke the window, but the children played possum when asked who had thrown it.
Origin of possum
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Example sentences from the Web for possum
He also started keeping bees and raising chickens, and soon raccoons and possums discovered the chickens and Peter began running outside in his underwear in the middle of the night when he heard the chickens scream.The Climate Crisis Is Worse Than You Can Imagine. Here’s What Happens If You Try.|by Elizabeth Weil|January 25, 2021|ProPublica
Witnesses at the time claimed that five police cars were sitting in the parking lot, but three left when they saw the dead possums.
Regardless of the election results, Raiford says, she’ll continue her activism, buoyed by incidents like the possums at Burger Barn and her nephew’s death.
I think it’s interesting that people at the time thought the possum incident would be forgotten in a few weeks.
Two hours east of Dallas, sun-drenched granite cliffs loom high above the cloudy waters of Possum Kingdom Lake.The World Series of Cliff Diving Takes Itself Very Seriously|Hampton Stevens|June 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was also called “Possum,” because he looked like one, especially when he grinned.
Congress has been a dull place since he and his possum-shaped wig left for federal prison.
Why not, he asked himself, "play possum" with the man and the dog, and pretend to be badly hurt and unconscious?Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
Dey let us go possum huntin' too case dat wus gittin' something ter eat widout Mr. Jake payin' fer hit.
I 'member seein' the grown folks start off possum huntin' at night, but I did not go.
It's more of a coma, something like the hibernation of a bear or a possum.Islands of Space|John W Campbell
Bruno, satis admirari non possum quid agas vt tot pecunias consumas.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for possum
Idioms and Phrases with possum
see play possum.