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"Peas and carrots" is an example of a binomial.

Literally, it refers to a common vegetable dish.


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As different as their shapes, peas being round and cut up carrots are usually in cubes, then steamed and lightly buttered, go quite well together.

Figuratively, it means 'go well together'.


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This post was edited by LoneAcorn at 2012-11-10 16:43

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They are like peas and carrots. In spite of their different nature, they do get along pretty well with each other.

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This post was edited by LoneAcorn at 2014-8-5 07:47

"...goes together like peas and carrots" is a Southern U.S. colloquialism. If you use this phrase in much of the U.S. you will find that it is probably known to them but only through movies like Forrest Gump.


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"...goes together like peas and carrots" is a Southern U.S. colloquialism. If you use this phrase in ...

It's never heard outside of the USA.
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"They're like two peas in a pod" is a more common phrase in the U.S.
But a more interesting question is who digs down to find these old threads?

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