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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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Growing up in Jamaica, I didn't have access to a lot of fancy things," says Roger.
Newton Roger Smith portrays is filled with contradictions and unanswered questions.
Reg ordered no Pez nor bronze," pondered Roger "Reg ordered no Pez or fig I froze
This is the "hospitality" that Roger learned on his family farm in Primghar, the hospitality that was their social life, a time for doing farm business with a neighbor and for mending fences.
Among them will be Roger and Charlotte Richard of Burbank, who will celebrate their 62nd wedding anniversary this year.
This is just the mission Roger needs to take his mind off of his own problems - as he sees it, anyway.
This second collection may, indeed, offer a better glimpse of that development: While the gaps between the early and later films span only five years, the collection shows the way in which the slightly tentative Astaire and Rogers of Flying Down to Rio develop into "Fred and Ginger"--possibly the most beloved pair of dancers in history.
Down 11-10 in the third game, Metzger and Lambert fought to keep the ball in play during a long rally, but Rogers played uncharacteristically tall, blocking two balls to help gain a two-point advantage, and the two would score three of the next four points as well.
The question is, can Rogers help the company jockey into position before it gets crowded out by wannabes?
The monthly fee for its Rogers Hi-Speed Internet Extreme service is $44.
At the time of this writing, the Jolly Rogers were deployed with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 17 aboard George Washington (CVN 73) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
At the age of 42, Gerry Rogers was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 1999.