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no bucks, no Buck Rogers

No money, no space travel. The phrase comes from The Right Stuff, a movie about the beginnings of US space exploration. "Bucks" is a slang term for money, while "Buck Rogers" was a space-traveling comic strip character in the early 20th century. Government funding for the space program has been down in light of recent disasters. It's a sad reality for us astronauts—no bucks, no Buck Rogers.
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roger that

Message received. The phrase originated in radio communications. A: "I'll meet you there at 6 o'clock." B: "Roger that."
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Roger (wilco).

Yes. (From aircraft radio communication. Wilco = "will comply.") John: Can you do this right now? Bob: Roger. Mary: I want you to take this over to the mayor's office. Bill: Roger wilco.


interj. okay; That is correct. Roger, I’ll do it.
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Roger Smith's portrayal of Newton's tormented psyche is performed in the style of a ritualistic dance of death, reaching from the sublime to the grotesque of Newton's inner spirit.
Reg ordered no peso, no note-veto, no nose," pondered Roger.
A second memory was the timely presentation that Roger gave to the newly elected bishops of the ELCA in December, 1987.
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Reg ordered rum; I sailed, Eli, as I murdered Roger
As a trained and accomplished American church historian, Roger was our contextual memory.
At that point, Roger began drawing planes and then carving wooden airplane toys for neighborhood children.
I had no idea if this was going to be my last film," explains Gerry Rogers about her documentary, My Left Breast, for which she was both subject and director.
Of the many Jewish institutions in Rogers Parks, we studied three in depth.
Even though Rogers says that 'there are essential issues that fall outside the remit of [the] report - education, health, welfare and security',(9) the document has astonishing range, with over 100 recommendations.
A year before the 1932 election, Rogers, who had been hard on politically conservative bankers, speculators, and the Harding-Coolidge administrations, said this of Hoover: "I know that [unemployment] is very dear to Mr.
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Basgali was the host of the Will Rogers Ranch Jubilee on Saturday, when dozens of families brought their kids to ride horses and enjoy the many cowboy-theme shows featuring ropers, shootouts, country singers and blacksmiths.