Stands for Member of Legislative Assembly, used in Canadian provinces for provincial elected representatives, especially in Quebec.
The MLAs voted down the House Leader's budget proposal, creating the risk of a government shutdown.
Person with lots of book learning but little practical experience or knowledge. A pedant.
From the Beatles' song "I Am the Walrus".
"Expert, texpert, choking smoker, don't you hear the joker laugh at you?"
A short time. The short time it would take to burn a stick, as opposed to a log.
Expression is common in Trinidad and among Trinis living in US and Canada.
You staying for dinner?
Nah, I just dropped by for a stick of fire.
Back-up from your boss. Help from an executive when getting resistance to an initiative or idea from others -- especially others who outrank you.
I won't be able to get my proposed budget for budgie breeding research wothout air support from the VP R&D.
QPQ = quid pro quo or "this for that", meaning an exchange, usually even or fair. A basic principle in maintaining relationships and partnerships.
We can get a discount on legal billings if we give them QPQ next quarter on our accounting fee.
My girlfriend gives me great blowjobs, cuz she loves my QPQ on her pussy.
A small-sized person or child with big-sized courage, heart and a bit scrappy. Loyal, he or she will stand up for his/her friends. Wlling to scrap with much larger opponents.
My five year-old picked a fight with the twleve-year old next door -- what a tiger-mouse!
Total wimp. Extreme coward. Weak and scared.
That chicken mouse would run from his own shadow!