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DOA

adjective

  • abbr. dead on arrival. used to describe patients pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

    Last edited on Sep 18 2004. Submitted by Anthony V. on Sep 18 2004.

  • acronym for "dead on arrival". Used to describe equipment that arrives in non-functioning condition.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Anthony V. on Sep 18 2004.

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do a Bradbury

verb

  • to achieve something by accident. To win against extreme odds usually when more fancied competitors have eliminated themselves from a contest because of unforeseen circumstances. Also, to plan to run last in an event as a tactical move to capitalize on any mishaps that may occur. Origin: Steven Bradbury, a short course speed ice skater representing Australia at the 2002 winter Olympics won Gold after all 6 of the more fancied competitors in front of him fell on the final corner. Bradbury in last place, skated 10 metres past the fallen skaters to win gold. Bradbury believed that he would not be able to win so remained in last place and waited for a mishap to occur, which it did, allowing him to win Australia's first ever winter Olympic gold medal. Australian slang.
    He was coming last when the others in the race fell, he kept going and won.
    He's been training for this for five years but didn't expect to win, then he did a Bradbury across the finish line.

    Last edited on Oct 29 2015. Submitted by S. McGrath from Australia on Mar 06 2002.

  • To achieve something seemingly by accident. To win against extreme odds usually when competitors have eliminated themselves from a contest. Also, to plan to run last in an event as a tactical move to capitalize on any mishaps that may occur. Origin: Steven Bradbury, a short course speed ice skater representing Australia at the 2002 winter Olympics won Gold after 4 of the more fancied competitors in front of him fell on the final corner. Bradbury in last place, skated past the fallen skaters to win gold. Bradbury believed that he would not be able to win so remained tactically in last place and waited for a mishap to occur, which it did, allowing him to win Australia's first ever winter Olympic gold medal. Australian slang.
    He's been training for this for five years but didn't expect to win, then he did a Bradbury across the finish line.

    Last edited on Oct 29 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 29 2015.

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do a brodie

verb

  • to perform any kind of stunt.

    Named for Steve Brodie, who jumped off the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886.

    Last edited on Mar 31 2016. Submitted by Geoff Johnson from Santa Rosa, CA, USA on Apr 23 2014.

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do a job on

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do a thing with someone

  • to be linking a person. Linking means that you are not officially in a relationship with someone but you are 'seeing' each other. This includes 'kissing', 'hugging' and maybe sometimes more, until the couple that are linking feel they want to commit to a relationship they will carry on seeing each other for a while. Originally "do a ting".

    Last edited on Jun 07 2013. Submitted by Anonymous-trapperrrr. on Jun 17 2012.

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