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12 definitions by Henley

 
8.
Someone who wears a khaki uniform - eg army - as opposed to a 'blue job' which refers in Britain to naval or airforce personnel. At the end of WW2 'blue job' also referred to members of the Allied Control Commission who wore blue uniforms.
I wrote to the Foreign Office and was told to go home and come back in my new uniform. From the khaki of UNRRA to the blue uniform of the Control Commission. In the language of the day I went home a brown job and came back a blue job.
Their job was to maintain the equipment, both wireless and flare piles which were large beacon pipes which were switched on when the bombers had taken off or returned. Stan enjoyed this job as he said, “A blue job’s better than a brown job.”
What ever it will be, it'll be called a brown job !
He seems hoist by his own petard - yet another example of a brown job supporting those who say they are ill-suited to discuss Air Force matters. It was a pity to spoil a good article by a cheap sideswipe at the junior service.
She said no, of course, because I was never, or ever would be, a "brown job"! Some people will never grasp the difference between Marines and Army! ...
She had to keep a low profile because the naval types thought that going out with a "brown job" was tantamount to mutiny
by Henley July 30, 2007
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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