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#1 2012-08-19 13:46:58

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1184

Close, but no sugar

From Reddit. The second person account in the first hit says it all. The idiom must come from carny challenges, like the one where you tried to sledgehammer the weight up to hit the bell.

“Close but no sugar” But he said sugar like “cigar” so like Shoo-gar. He was convinced that was what the saying was, – hilarious – I laughed for a good 10 minutes.
Reddit eggcorn thread

Finally I am able to produce a short slightly worthy of being called a wedding portrait… Close…but no sugar yet as they say.
photographer’s site

i have reinstalled vista 2 times trying to fix it i looked all over the net for a fix but i get close but no sugar
Computer forum

Autoweek Netherlands is pure Volkswagen Audi Group-territory. Forecast for the final verdict: close but no sugar.
Car forum

I was the 2nd alternate, but only one made it. Close, but no sugar.
Board game geek

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#2 2012-08-23 05:13:44

larrybob
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Registered: 2007-12-27
Posts: 91

Re: Close, but no sugar

Sweet!

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