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These are all street names for the benzodiazepine (ben-zo-die-AZ-ah-peen) drug flunitrazepam (flue-nih-TRAHS-ih-pam), taken from the brand-name Rohypnol
"Administered" in this capacity, the drug has an incapacitating effect similar to but stronger, more fast acting, and more durable than alcohol... Thus allowing the attacker to make whatever use of the victim's body they wish.
The sick little fuck slipped her some roofies... it's the only way he could ever hope to score with a woman, short of necrophelia
October 27, 2004
To send a signal or make brief contact.
Recently from computer networking, where one computer (usually a client) will send a quick, pointless query to another computer (usually a server) in order to find out if it is still online and see how long the response takes.
Originally from the naval warfare practice of "active sonar" where one ship (usually a surface ship) will send out a given sound or "ping" in order to measure the direction and delay in the "echo" of that sound off of another body (usually a submarine.
Can we go to the movie tomorrow?
I don't know... Ping me around eight and we'll see how things are going.
A person from whom an informal, unregulated, short term loan can be acquired... Usually at usurious interest and with at least the presumption of physical danger to the borrower in the case of default.
The name comes from the ruthless and violent popular image of sharks, and basically assumes the lender hasconnections with organized crime.
Can also sometimes be applied to one who always seems just a bit too mercenary in thier "assistance" of friends.
My uncle was sick for two weeks, and missed a co-op payment. Now he has to get money from a loan shark, or he's on the street.
Bobby said he wouldn't give me a ride to work unless I gave him $15 for gas... What a loan shark.
To be totally committed to something.
Possibly originating with gambling games such as Texas Hold 'em style poker, where the maximum 'raise' is to bet your full stack of chips.
If we're gonna do it, let's do it. I'm all in.
a fellow who can often be seen around the city... Particularly in the right places or with the right people. Dapper, sociable, and fashionable.
Quite the man about town, Bobby was friendly with all the right people.
A "get tough" policy of making no exceptions in regards to a particular (usually criminal or undesirable) matter, born as a response to a general sense of uneaven application of rules and punishments.
To react to a proscribed activity or substance with absolute prejudice... Without regard to mitigating circumstances or conditions.
I don't care if you've got glaucoma, we have a zero tolerance policy to drugs, including marijuana.
We will react to sexism and racism with zero tolerance.
A Proxy is the authority to represent another person or entity... Especially in the capacity of voting issues, such as on a board of directors.
This authority can be granted willingly, (as in the case of someone who cannot attend a meeting sending another to vote in her place) or unwillingly (such as in the case of a parent's authority over the affairs of a child. It can be granted with or without limitation ("Go to the meeting and vote yes on the takeover, for all my shares." or "The Executor is granted any and all reasonable powers necesary to manage and maintain the estate of Jonh, while he is in his coma.")
A parent, for instance, holds an automatic right of proxy in certain interests of her child. The child need not and cannot make decisions not granted her by her parent, because the parent has the legal authority to make those decisions for the child.
When something is done or decided by proxy, it means the actual effort of action, and sometimes the decision, was made by someone else.
Jennifer will hold my proxy for all voting issues that arise during the course of this series of meetings... Because I'm going to Aruba!