brier patch


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Synonyms for brier patch

tangled mass of prickly plants

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Brer Rabbit has got what he wanted because, although full of adversities, the brier patch is the place where he was born and where he had learnt to survive:
I imagine that process will go something like this: The Republicans will fiercely resist any talk about it, while the 'pragmatic' Democrats, ever on the lookout for an opportunity to look tough, will drag them kicking and screaming into dat dere brier patch.
Br'er Rabbit got out of a prickly situation when he conned Br'er Bear into throwing him into the brier patch.
So you begin to drag the deer out of the brier patch.
My guess is the attorney didn't realize what kind of a brier patch he was stumbling into," Gallagher said.