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under the gun

adjective

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under the hood

adjective

  • a metaphorical area that contains the underlying implementation of something - e.g. a piece of hardware, a piece of software, an idea, etc.
    Let's now look under the hood to see how the software goes about transmitting data so quickly.
    To understand how it really works we need to look under the hood.
    Does your excursion call for more power than the 173-horsepower four-cylinder under the hood?

    Last edited on Apr 17 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • inside the chassis of a piece of equipment, such as a computer.
    Under the hood, this baby has quad-core AMD Phenom!

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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  • By reference to looking under the hood (aka "bonnet") of a motor vehicle to inspect its engine, transmission, etc.

    Last edited on Nov 11 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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under the microscope

  • under close examination.
    ''Corporate secrecy under the microscope after Twitter leaks", article title, San Jose Mercury News, Chris O'Brien, 07/21/2009

    Last edited on Jul 27 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Jul 27 2009.

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under the table

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under the weather

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underwhelm

verb - transitive

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undies

noun - plural

  • underwear.
                                                                     

    Citation from "Truth Serum", Testees (TV, 2008), Season 1 Episode 13 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                       

                       

                                                                                     

    Citation from "Sacrifice", Wilfred (US TV), Season 1 Episode 12 (2011) censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 25 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 26 2009.

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uneat

  • to vomit.
    After drinking all night, Lee had to uneat so the room would stop spinning.
    • See more words with the same meaning: to vomit.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2013. Submitted by Britt T. from Rock Hill, SC, USA on Feb 11 2002.

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unfriend

verb - transitive

  • on a social networking website, to remove someone from one's list of friends. The opposite of "friend". See also "defriend".

    Last edited on Jun 28 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 18 2009.

  • by extension of the social networking meaning, to stop being someone's friend.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "Facebook Strikes Back At iLike: No-Spam Policy Cancels Concert Alerts", The Washington Post, Erick Schonfeld, November 16 2009 censored in hope of resolving Google's penalty against this site.

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

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