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shoot the fade

verb

  • the equivalent to let's box which means to throw it down or simply let's fight.
    Let's shoot a fade.

    Last edited on Sep 10 2004. Submitted by Abe M. on Sep 10 2004.

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shoot up

verb

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shop

verb - ambitransitive

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shore-walker

noun

  • a non-sailor; someone without sea legs.
    He do not work at sea, he is a shore-walker.
    The vessel dispatcher is a shore walker.

    Last edited on May 18 2011. Submitted by shorewalker from Great Lakes Airport, Sagola, MI 49881, USA on Nov 18 2010.

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short

adjective

  • out of luck; "in the doghouse".
    When he dropped his candy, he was short, because I wasn't giving him any of mine.

    Last edited on May 09 2011. Submitted by JD from Baltimore, MD, USA on Nov 08 1999.

verb - transitive

  • to pay less money than obligated.
    I think the cashier shorted me.

    Last edited on Nov 24 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 24 2011.

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short and curlies

  • pubic hair, usually male.
    You got me by the short and curlies.

    Last edited on May 18 2011. Submitted by Anonymous on Apr 12 1998.

  • noun Pubic hair or the pubic region.
    OW! I got kicked in the short 'n curlies!

    Last edited on Oct 14 1998. Submitted by Bryan A. from Mesa, AZ, USA on Oct 14 1998.

expression

  • Figurative reference to the method used by parents to force compliance of a child or adolescent. Erroneously believed to refer to pubic hair. Historic references in literature this expression to describe someone trapped by an inarguable fact or proposition and forced to concede, the way parents enforce compliance even from a willfully disobedient child by clamping a lock of this fine, short and often curly hair between their thumb and forefinger and lifting.
    When the officer reminded me that writing me up for disorderly conduct would violate my parole, he had me by the short and curlies. I didn't dare protest further but remained silent while he continued to lecture me as if I were a child.

    Last edited on Jul 15 2014. Submitted by Anonymous on Jul 15 2014.

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short bus to hell

  • "Short bus" refers to a handicapped school bus. Phrase meaning that the person being spoken about did something stupid.
    He'll be taking the short bus to hell for that one.

    Last edited on Jan 17 1999. Submitted by J.J. from WA, USA on Jan 17 1999.

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short change

verb

  • To pay less money than obligated

    I might have to short change them on the car note this week

    Last edited on Sep 19 2011. Submitted by M. Dollaz from Palatka, FL, USA on Sep 19 2011.

verb - transitive

  • to cheat or swindle.
    That cashier short-changed me! I should have gotten $10 back and he only gave me $5.

    Last edited on Aug 02 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

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