n. ice chips and snow that accumulate on an ice-curling rink and have to be shoveled off between innings. Traditionally they are removed by the team lying two.
Hey now, eh! Hurry hard and get them sweepings off the hack ice! That tankard ain't going to draw itself to the button!
Sweepings: The scraps, leavings, hand-me-downs, things tossed aside as the quality stuff is grabbed up at sales. Junk.
Allie and her friend Brenda waited all night to get into the store with the Grand Opening mega-sale. As they were scrunched through the door the mob rushed right through them and by the time they could get the clothes they dreamed of - all that was left were torn & dirty things that were either way too small or large enough to use as a tent. Scraps and pieces of clothing littered the floors, trampled and raggedly filthy junk.
Well Bren, looks like were stuck with the sweepings.
The act of sweeping multiple girls off their feet. Often times, the sweeper will be labeled as one who is very desired by the opposite sex, and sometimes even the same sex. It is common for a male sweeper to be have a hot bod, be good at guitar, be in a band, or be cute.
"Wow! That Kirbi Marquez sure is good at sweeping!"
"Kirbi is such a sweeper."
The official term used to label anything that is swept into a pile of trash with the use of a broom.
The size of individual pieces inside the pile as a whole does not matter unless that piece is removed from the pile. In this case that piece of sweeping is no longer regarded as a sweeping but simply as trash or whatever wierd use a person could have for something that has been in a pile of sweepings.
I had the biggest pile of sweepings I'd seen in a long time swept together when I was cleaning my kitchen last night. Then my dog came in and picked out a large piece which then appeared to be half of a trashy Home Gardening Magazine. What he did with it I'll never know.
"dusty mannnnn, lets sweep"
"sweeping the floor!"