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radar

noun

  • the ability to detect something specific. See, for example, gaydar.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

    Citation from "Dumped, But Not Down", Psychology Today, Carlin Flora, July 01 2007 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "Dumped, But Not Down", Psychology Today, Carlin Flora, July 01 2007 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 06 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 24 2010.

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right up (one's) alley

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rocket to

verb

  • to quickly achieve a position in rankings or ratings.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "No One Admits To Singing, Writing, Producing Nation's No. 1 Song", The Onion, July 18 2007 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 24 2010.

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rotten

adjective

  • bad.
                                                                                                                                                

    Citation from "Alienated", Eureka (TV), Season 1 Episode 4 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Dec 12 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 24 2010.

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rub up against

verb

  • to be related (in some way) to.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    Citation from "Dumped, But Not Down", Psychology Today, Carlin Flora, July 01 2007 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 24 2010.

verb - transitive

  • meet a new person, or encounter a new experience, as in "you will rub against some shady characters when you go there."

    Last edited on Aug 10 2010. Submitted by Anonymous on Aug 10 2010.

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slip up

noun

  • a mistake. (Usually written either slip-up or slipup.)
                                                                                                                                     

    Citation from "Dumped, But Not Down", Psychology Today, Carlin Flora, July 01 2007 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 24 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Mar 24 2010.

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