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throw shade
 v. phr.— «After pocketing $40, he recalled feeling wealthy—”like Donald Trump.” But he was “throwing shade,” covering the pain.» —“A Life and Death on NYC Streets” by Chelsea J. Carter in New York City AP Aug. 28, 1999. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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