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smoker’s face

smoker’s face n. a physiognomy deteriorated by habitual tobacco smoking Etymological Note: Coined by Dr. Douglas Model. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

smoker’s face

smoker’s face  n.— «Cigarette smoking can lead to “smoker’s face,” a wrinkled, weary, haggard look that will give you away every time, a British doctor says. In an article published Friday in the British Medical Journal, Dr...

bed-blocker

bed-blocker  n.— «The son said she was not going to be moved. He was happy to pay for chronic care, but not for the six weeks of nursing care that the consultant had deemed necessary for the acute incident.…I can vouch for this...

bed-blocker

bed-blocker n. a patient who will not or cannot be moved to another medical facility, either due to a shortage of beds or because of the patient’s refusal. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

bed-blocker

bed-blocker  n.— «“Bed blockers” are patients who had been given acute care in a Metro hospital bed but no longer need that attention. They should be sent to a chronic care hospital but there are no available beds.» —“‘Bed...

bed-blocker

bed-blocker  n.— «Many veteran Conservative MPs who might have been expected to retire from the fray at the next General Election, are obdurately staying put.…Since Tony Blair is unlikely to send them to the House of Lords on...