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fluorescent tan

fluorescent tan  n.— «If you’re trying to sort out your London parking-ticket problem, you’re speaking to someone getting a fluorescent tan in a tin shed just outside Forres.» —“Are call centres the answer or the end of the line...

hobo pack

hobo pack  n.— «We skin our trout, place it on tin foil, squeeze lemon juice over it and a pat of butter. Wrap the fish into a bundle (Boy Scouts call this a hobo pack) and place it in the camp fire coals for about 15 to 20 minutes. Butter...

tin medal

tin medal
 n.— «Give the World Bank a tin medal for pusillanimity.» —by David S. Landes Wealth and Poverty of Nations Mar., 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

tin medal

tin medal  n.— «For some kind of tin medal for having made the least valuable contribution toward solving the strike situation in defense industries, we nominate those gentlemen who rose in the Senate and House and shrieked for “the...

tin medal

tin medal  n.— «You can let your hair grow long, shove your sombrero on to the back of your head, strike your breast close to where you’ve pinned that tin medal you made yourself.» —“Medicine Man Gets Patriotic” Washington...

tin medal

tin medal  n.— «The prize of a gold medal for the best female skater was award to Miss Mamie McElwee, and the prize of a tin medal for the poorest male skater was given, in a joke, to a young gentleman who really skates excellently well...