13 definitions by Henley

A milieu or environment inhabited by ruthless, competitive individuals - societies, companies, communities, organisations, polital parties and other groupings where extreme competitive activity takes place.
Also commonly misspelt as pirhana pool. Known too as piranha bowl
He earned his spurs in the piranha pool called Georgia politics.
He has become a boiled brisket in the piranha pool that is Israeli politics.
Plain-speaking, sense of humour and ability - truly remarkable in the piranha pool of Westminster politics - made no enemies...
The Apprentice (programme) is a piranha pool for the contestants.
After a week best described as the 'diplomatic piranha pool' in New York, the UN managed to agree a 35-page document for reform.
Then there is the piranha-pool of Parliament, an especial burden for British ministers
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by Henley June 14, 2007

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A weak, spineless, gutless individual.
Origin of this phrase is not know though it appears in "A Thief in the Night - A Book of Raffle's Adventures" by Ernest William 1861-1921.
"You little rabbit!" he chuckled. "You shall have your share, whether you come or not; but, seriously, don't you think you might remember the girl?"
Rugby football coach to boy with the ball feigning bravery on the field "Run you little rabbit!"
by Henley July 20, 2007

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A hillock, small heap, switch-back hill, old slag heap or industrial working.
A phrase which seems to have originated in the north of England and Scotland. Probably derived from tump, a barrow or Neolothic burial ground and numpsy meaning 'low life'
Generally, used in the plural, numpsy tumps.
Plenty of numpsy tumps where I go mountain biking.
The wretched moles have been busy again. Numpsy tumps everywhere.
I love the Scottish lochs and numpsy tumps.
Motoring at its best: the numpsy tumps of the Yorkshire wolds.
by Henley June 17, 2007

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Anyone who moves into a new community. An asylum seeker, refugee, or economic migrant
"The housing and associated needs of new incomer populations of refugees and asylum seekers"

"Nothing quite prepares an incomer from the city to the country for the non-stop noise"

"A number of Austrians share the Europe-wide fear of the Polish plumber, the incomer who takes all the jobs"
by Henley June 18, 2007

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Anyone who moves into a new community: an economic migrant refugee or asylum seeker.
"The housing and associated needs of new incomer populations of refugees and asylum seekers"

"Nothing quite prepares an incomer from the city to the country for the non-stop noise"

"A number of Austrians share the Europe-wide fear of the Polish plumber, the incomer who takes all the jobs"
by Henley May 28, 2007

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Hig
A localized storm or sudden gust of wind often with accompanying snow, sleet or rain. A flurry or squall.
Origin probably Yorkshire, England - local dialect.
A hig blew up and we got drenched. A hig hit our dinghy as we left the harbour and we capsized.
by Henley January 19, 2016

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