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burning platform

noun

  • in business jargon, a major crisis.
    Two major burning platforms require immediate attention.

    Last edited on May 06 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Feb 03 2011.

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burn jeans

verb

  • to engage in foreplay in which both (or all) participants keep their clothes on and "grind" sexually against each other.
    He doesn't want to have sex yet, so we're usually just burning jeans.

    Last edited on Aug 25 2013. Submitted by Elsha from Norfolk, VA, USA on Apr 27 2005.

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burn Levi's

verb

  • to engage in foreplay in which both (or all) participants keep their clothes on and "grind" sexually against each other.
    He doesn't want to have sex yet, so we're usually just burning Levi's.

    Last edited on Aug 25 2013. Submitted by Elsha from Norfolk, VA, USA on Apr 27 2005.

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burn notice

noun

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burnout

noun

  • reduction in job performance and life satisfaction due to prolonged stress, frustration, or boredom.
                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                        

    Citation from "A strategy for beating burnout", Chronicle, Ron Consolino, Oct 2, 2009 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jul 26 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 07 2009.

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burn rubber

verb - intransitive

  • to accelerate quickly in an automobile, such that the tires don't get traction with the ground and spin freely.

    Last edited on Jan 28 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

  • to leave quickly.

    Last edited on Jan 28 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

  • to go somewhere quickly.
                                                                                                                

                                                                                                               

    Citation from "Gone", Lie To Me (TV), Season 3 Episode 11 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 28 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jan 28 2011.

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burns, the

noun - uncountable

  • gonorrhea.
    I yelled when the cop searched me between my legs because I had the burns.

    Last edited on Aug 25 2013. Submitted by Kathy G. from Atlanta, GA, USA on Dec 29 2001.

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burnt

  • bad, terrible.
    That class is hella burnt.

    Last edited on Jan 22 1999. Submitted by Audrey M. from UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA on Jan 22 1999.

  • stoned.
    I was burnt last night.

    Last edited on Sep 18 2002. Submitted by liz on Sep 18 2002.

  • Over. No good anymore. origin: Orange County party girls.
    We don't hang out with her anymore-she's burnt.

    Last edited on May 06 2011. Submitted by Tara from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Feb 07 2003.

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burn that bridge

verb

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