21 definitions by CougarSW2

To place a small bet on a runner because the price looks too good to be true.
"I tell you what else caught my eye: Luis Garcia is 320/1 with Betfair to be top scorer. Surely worth a nibble, especially after his hat-trick in the qualifier, or is there something I don't know?"
by CougarSW2 August 15, 2006
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The ceremonial rising of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Doctors, family and a few favoured friends successively enter the King's Bedchamber where he is washed, combed, and, every other day, shaven. The Officers of the Chamber and the Wardrobe then enter in turn for full levee, during which the king is dressed and has breakfast.
From Charlemagne to Napoleon no monarch received such unbounded praise as Louis XIV. But the judgment of our own times upon Louis XIV is very different from that of his own age. And if it be asked nowadays, "Who did the most towards the destruction of the ancien regime?" the correct answer is, "Louis XIV, its greatest representative." The Versailles palace and parks alone cost France one thousand million francs {more than £40,000,000), and there were fifteen other royal palaces.
The Grand Monarch, indeed, seemed to realize the truth in his dying words (1715): "Do not imitate my love for building and for war; assuage the misery of my people."
The Sun King's daily timetable was incumbent on Louis XV and Louis XVI, but neither of them could bear court ceremonial. They tended to flee to their private apartments or smaller chateaus nearby. Levees and couchees became increasingly rare. Courtiers complained that the king was nowhere to be seen.
by CougarSW2 September 09, 2005
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Expression of sympathy from someone who does not fully share your pain.
Man: Why are you crying?
Woman: You just told me you don't feel that way about me any more.
Man: Hey, nobody died.
by CougarSW2 April 25, 2005
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Single word exclamation, accompanied by a gesture where the hand is swept palm down over the head from front to back with about three inches clearance.

Indicates that the joke just told was too sophisticated for the listener and has gone "way over their head".

Sometimes comes to mind when reading feedback on Urban Dictionary quality control.
2. paris

Capital of North Africa.

j'en ai marre
Source: fnjlas, Jun 20, 2004

A user said this should be deleted: Factually incorrect and the example is not even in English."

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by CougarSW2 November 14, 2004
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1. The meeting time you proposed is not yet blocked out in my calendar.

2. The joke you sent me may prove offensive or incomprehensible to persons from other geographical regions, but because I am from California I find it funny.
1. Tuesday at 11? Works for me.

2. A guy walks into a bar in Alabama and orders a white wine. All the hillbillies sitting around the bar look up, expecting to see some pitiful Yankee from the north.

The bartender says, “You ain’t from around here, are ya?”

The guy says, “No, I’m from Canada.”

The bartender says, “What do you do in Canada?”

The guy says, “I’m a taxidermist.”

The bartender says, “A taxidermist? What in tarnation is a taxidermist? Do you drive a taxi?”

“No, a taxidermist doesn’t drive a taxi. I mount animals.”

The bartender grins and hollers, “It’s okay boys. He’s one of us.”
by CougarSW2 November 14, 2004
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Person who restores one's faith in the opposite sex after a series of bad relationships.
Fran: So it was his idea for you to round off the romantic break in New York with an afternoon's shopping in Macy's? Jesus, that guy is a total faith healer!
Lil: Yup.
by CougarSW2 November 12, 2004
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