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The second-hand book cafe takes its name from the colloquial term "bikya" to signify antiqueness.
When AMAA started out in 1969, "running medicine" wasn't yet a colloquial term.
Spam, the colloquial term for unsolicited marketing e-mail, is clogging up Americans' e-mail in-boxes; if the FTC can't cut back on it, Congress will have to.
A colloquial term like cheesy gets three synonyms; sexy and horny have none.
ZAPPER: Colloquial term for TV remote control unit (women may not know what they look like as hubbies tend to hide them).
The bubonic bacillus, Yersinia pestis, carried by flea vectors on rats and other fur-bearing rodent-like animals, upon infecting humans makes its way into the lymphatic system, causing the lymph nodes to bulge and form dark pustular buboes (hence our colloquial term boo-boo, used to describe childhood injuries).
They even had a colloquial term that translates to "my hunting ground.
In his note on this interesting passage evidently containing a colloquial term of reproof,(2) Meech comments:
Feu Follet--a colloquial term referring to strange lights on the bayous--traces the history of the Acadian people from seventeenth-century France through their migration to Nova Scotia to their forced expulsion to the swamplands of southwestern Louisiana.
But within its New England stronghold, the Moxie company performed prodigious feats of advertising and promotional showmanship and even succeeded in infusing its brand name into the national language as a colloquial term connoting pluck and energy.
In colloquial term, these public officials are referred to as 'epal' or credit-grabbers and attention seekers,' the senator said.
So I ask each and every one of you … end the trench warfare and work together to take on the Tories," he said, using the colloquial term for the Conservative Party.
Downtown Beirut, once a vibrant marketplace known as "Abu Rakhussa" (a colloquial term that translates as "father of cheap" in reference to street vendors who sold inexpensive items), with an array of open-air stalls, no longer exists in that form.
It's a problem more widely known by the colloquial term 'fanboy'.
The colloquial term for a typical northerner is"aboki" or"malam"; the words literally mean"friend" or"mister" in Hausa, but saying"You're behaving like an aboki" is a way of telling someone off for acting daft.