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push daisies

verb

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put all of (one's) eggs in one basket

verb

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put a sock in it

verb

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put down

noun

verb

  • To start a dice game solely for gambling purposes.

    If you ain't broke then "put down."

    Last edited on Jul 10 2011. Submitted by M. Dollaz from Palatka, FL, USA on May 20 2010.

verb - transitive

  • to kill an animal, usually due to injury, sickness, or disease.
    We had to put down the horse.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "The 40th Floor", Warehouse 13 (TV), Season 3 Episode 8 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Oct 14 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 02 2009.

  • to kill, especially an animal.

    Last edited on Oct 14 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

  • to insult.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

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

    Last edited on Oct 27 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

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put the screws on

verb

  • to force a desired action using threats or intimidation.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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quarter

noun

  • a quarter once (1/4 ounce) of illegal drugs.
    I just bought a quarter from my guy.
    • See more words with the same meaning: drugs.

    Last edited on Mar 22 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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quick-and-dirty

adjective

  • a fast and non-elegant solution put together under time or user pressure. Used esp. when you want to convey that you think the fast way might lead to trouble further down the road. See also kluge.
    I can have a quick-and-dirty fix in place tonight, but I'll have to rewrite the whole module to solve the underlying design problem.
    I ran out of time, so I had to do a quick-and-dirty job on that report.

    Last edited on Aug 11 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Aug 11 2009.

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