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bacon-fed

obsolete Overweight and of greasy complexion. Used by the character Falstaff in Shakespeare's Henry IV, referring to the "bacon-fed knaves" whom he is about to rob. Those slovenly, bacon-fed men who feed their faces till near bursting fill me with disgust.

feed the fishes

slang To drown. Primarily heard in UK. We've got a search party out there right now, but I'm getting more and more worried about some of our guys feeding the fishes. If you can't swim, it's only a matter of time till you feed the fishes!
See also: feed, Fishes

*fed up (to some degree) (with someone or something)

bored or disgusted with someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; become ~.) I am fed up to my eyeballs with your complaining. I am just fed up to here!
See also: fed, up

I'm (really) fed up (with someone or something).

Fig. I have had enough of someone or something. Something must be done. Tom: This place is really dull. John: Yeah. I'm fed up with it. I'm out of here! Sally: Can't you do anything right? Bill: I'm really fed up with your complaining! You're always picking on me!
See also: fed, up

fed up (with somebody/something)

annoyed by someone or something sick (and tired) of somebody/something Some people are fed up with so much violence on television. I'm fed up with her - she always keeps me waiting.
Usage notes: usually said about something that you have accepted for too long
See also: fed, up

be fed up/sick to the back teeth

  (British & Australian informal)
to be bored or angry because a bad situation has continued for too long or a subject has been discussed too much (often + with ) He's been treating me badly for two years and, basically, I'm fed up to the back teeth with it. (often + of ) You're probably sick to the back teeth of hearing about my problems!
See also: back, fed, teeth, up

be spoon-fed

to be given too much help or information When I was at school we weren't spoon-fed, we had to work things out for ourselves.

fed to the gills

Also, fed to the teeth; fed up. Disgusted, unable or unwilling to put up with something. For example, I'm fed to the gills with these delays (the gills here is slang for "mouth"), or He was fed to the teeth with her excuses, or I'm fed up-let's leave right now. Of these colloquial expressions, fed up, alluding to being overfull from having overeaten, dates from about 1900, and the others from the first half of the 1900s. Also see up to one's ears.
See also: fed, gill

fed

1. and the feds n. a federal agent concerned with narcotics, tax collection, customs, etc. Some fed was prowling around asking questions about you.
2. and The Fed n. the Federal Reserve Board. (Colloquial. Usually Fed. Always with the in this sense.) The Fed is not likely to raise interest rates very soon again.

the feds

verb
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The Fed

verb
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Bernhard Senner, AUDI project leader, commented, &uot;PixTech's FED technology offers display performance characteristics tailored for the automotive market.
PixTech will be responsible for the development and manufacturing of the FED displays.
Unisys has also provided the Philadelphia Fed with a range of information services, including software and solution customization and stress-testing, project management and training.
The Philadelphia Fed chose the Unisys solution as the follow-on to an older IBM system.
For example, the ability of the Unisys system to support applications developed for the Unisys environment by other Federal Reserve Banks allows the Philadelphia Fed to reduce software development and maintenance costs.
In addition to FED Corporation, the joint venture team includes a semiconductor circuit manufacturer (Analog Devices), ceramic substrate supplier (Cetek Technology Inc.
The heart of the new display will be FED Corporation's recently developed field emission display (FED), essentially a flat CRT in which the three color electron guns are replaced with an array of electron emitters each responsible for a single pixel on the screen.
The Fed said the $498,000 stolen from Federal Reserve banks around the country represents a tiny fraction of the $2.
PM Abrams has indicated to PixTech that it will continue to evaluate and test PixTech's FED FPD technology during fiscal year 2001 on the M1A2 SEP, Bradley M2A3 Infantry Fighting Vehicle System and Crusader Self-Propelled Artillery System for possible integration and application for Army Ground Combat Vehicle Systems.
These uncertainties include but are not limited to, the risk associated with transitioning to high volume manufacturing of FED displays at Unipac, product demand and market acceptance risks, the commitment of Unipac and / or of PixTech licensees, the ability of PixTech to grant other licenses under FED technology, the validity and enforceability of PixTech's patent rights, infringement by PixTech of other patent rights, the impact of competitive product and prices, product development, commercialization or technological delays or difficulties, and the trade, legal, social and economic risks detailed in PixTech's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including its annual report on form 10-K for the year 1999 and any subsequent filings.
The research and development of the FED has been pursued at Product Development Center and samples manufactured on the pilot line are delivered to some specific customers.
These uncertainties include but are not limited to, the risk associated with transitioning to high volume manufacturing of FED displays at Unipac, product demand and market acceptance risks, commitment of Unipac and/or of PixTech licensees, ability of the Company to grant other licenses under FED technology, validity and enforceability of PixTech's patent rights, infringement by PixTech of other patent rights, impact of competitive product and prices, product development, commercialization or technological delays or difficulties, trade, legal, social and economic risks detailed in PixTech's Securities and Exchange Commission filing including its form 10-K for the year 1999 and any subsequent filings.