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Alibi Ike

Someone who constantly makes excuses, so as to shirk duty or responsibility. The name was featured in the 1920s short story "Alibi Ike." A: "Sorry, Mom, I can't do the dishes tonight—I have a baseball game and then homework and also a project that's due tomorrow." B: "Listen, Alibi Ike, I think you can squeeze in washing a few dishes."
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Marshall also appreciated the frankness and incisiveness Ike displayed in his strategic plan for the Far East.
He especially was appreciative of the competent way that Nixon conducted the government in his place when Ike was hospitalized in 1955 (heart attack), 1956 (intestinal blockage), and 1957 (mild stroke).
Naively misreading Sam as the mystical Indian of days past, Ike represents a generation of Southern children disconnected from actual history.
He has also written four novels, including three set in Washington; in Ike and Dick, Frank's journalistic and novelistic skills are both put to good use.
Congrats to Ike Diogu for earning a trip to the a*#Olympics with Nigeria," (https://twitter.
So successfully did Ike quiet this divisive ferment that his critics would, by the end of his term in office, reproach him for running such a quiet ship.
Over the course of his nearly 35 years in Washington, Ike not only saw to it that his constituents concerns were addressed--he made sure that his approach to solving problems and governing always reflected the values of those who sent him here.
Ike won his first solo Grammy for Best Traditional Blues album in 2007 and died in December that year.
Ike last week while tooling about in a platinum bronze metallic 2009 BMW 328i convertible.
YOUNG cricketer Ike Martin is the talk of his team.
At the end of it, Ike Clanton is racing in terror ahead of the horses of the pursuing Earp posse, desperately throwing his "gang colors," a red sash, behind him as a humiliating peace offering.
Ike Turner & The Kings of Rhythm is a live-in-concert DVD capturing the sensational performance of the titular legends at the North Sea Jazz Festival of 2002.
In a grim reminder of 2005's destructiveness, the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season caused insured losses up to $25 billion--$13 billion for Hurricane Ike alone--and could affect 2009 reinsurance renewal rates.