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selfiediction

noun

  • an addiction to taking selfies. From "selfie" + "addiction".
    Justin Bieber has a bad case of selfiediction.

    Last edited on Oct 12 2015. Submitted by Abhisek from Kolkata, West Bengal, India on Oct 12 2015.

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self-love

noun - uncountable

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sell

verb - ambitransitive

  • to convince.
    I sold my boss on letting me work from home once a week.
    You totally sold that lie.

    Last edited on Dec 22 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

  • to promote a viewpoint.

    Last edited on Dec 22 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Oct 03 2009.

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sell dreams

verb

  • to lie or tell someone something very good knowing it isn't true.

    Last edited on Oct 01 2005. Submitted by Anonymous on Oct 01 2005.

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sell it to

verb - transitive

  • to be beaten sorely. 2. dismal failure; defeat. 3. to defeat; to overcome odds. In sports: "We sold it to the other team!" Sometimes used in reference to video games. "Man, this game really sold it to me." Origin: inverse of "You bought it."
    Ooh! He sold it to you! / That was a sale!

    Last edited on May 17 2011. Submitted by Ryan from Jeffersonville, IN, USA on Feb 21 2003.

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sell (one's) soul

verb

  • to sacrifice one's integrity for personal gain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Citation from "Oh Louie / Tickets", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

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

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sell out

noun

  • someone who reports a person or group to the authorities (e.g. police) after associating with that person or group; "narc".
    What a sell out!

    Last edited on Jul 21 2011. Submitted by Austin W. from CA, USA on Oct 04 1997.

  • a person who has "sold out" in the verb sense listed below.
                                       

                                                                                                                                                                                          

    Citation from "You've Got Male", Happy Endings (TV), Season 1 Episode 9 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    Citation from "Oh Louie / Tickets", Louie (TV), Season 2 Episode 7 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 28 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 14 2009.

verb

  • to exit a previous arrangement, change one's mind, change one's usual behavior, etc.

    Carries a very negative connotation. Implies that the entity changed due to some influence considered negative (e.g. money, power, etc.) or inappropriate (e.g. one's significant other in a relationship.)
    They will sell out on you in a minute.
    The band sold out to the main stream and signed with a major label.
    The band used to be good before they sold out.

    Last edited on Jul 21 2011. Submitted by Tim R. from Greensboro, NC, USA on Sep 27 1997.

verb - transitive

  • to exchange a friendship or a person's well being for personal gain.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    Citation from "Trust", Wilfred (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                       

    Citation from "Good Cop Bad Dog", Modern Family (TV) , Season 2 Episode 22 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                          

    Citation from "I Never Met the Dead Man", Family Guy (TV), Season 1 Episode 2 (1999) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Chapter 11", Eastbound & Down (TV), Season 2 Episode 5 (2010) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 20 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 28 2011.

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sell the Buick

verb

  • to vomit.
    The thought of doing Chelsea makes me want to sell the Buick.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to vomit.

    Last edited on Feb 09 1998. Submitted by Brian Walkup from Rocket Center, WV, USA on Feb 09 1998.

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sell wolf tickets

verb

  • to not tell the truth. Origin: the boy who cried wolf.
    You're selling wolf tickets.

    Last edited on Mar 15 2011. Submitted by Sam from San Francisco, CA, USA on Sep 21 1998.

  • Term was used in N.Y.C. in the Seventies. It means "Talking TOUGH!" Trying to intimidate through the use of words.
    He walked into our office and started selling wolf tickets.

    Last edited on Apr 16 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on Mar 15 2011.

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