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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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An evaluator who attributes the alibi admission to honesty would likely have several positive views of the suspect (e.
When David Norris was interviewed by police in the wake of Mr Lawrence's death, his mother did not tell them that she could provide an alibi.
participants were asked several cued recall questions regarding their alibi (e.
In a similar fashion, Weir argues, Tolstoy avails himself of the alibi of narrative to enable him to manipulate authorial identity and assert authorial control of final interpretation of meaning in his works.
Alibi hosts a weekly event dubbed "Tuesday Tastings.
However, prosecutors argued the alibi shouldn't be used in the defence because his family "would surely vouch for him," heard the court.
I acknowledge that I did not have an alibi defense," Merrell declared in his plea petition.
A source inside M3 said: "There are serious questions around Murat's alibi.
Best Alibi finished a length and a half behind Gentlewave, and had Dragon Dancer, the Derby runnerup, the same distance adrift in fourth.
Dissenting was Associate Justice Laurie Zelon, who wrote that the very brief and sole continuance requested to present a key defense witness -- who would establish an alibi for the most serious charges alleged against the defendant -- should not have been denied.
Best Alibi led over five furlongs out but he could only stay on at the one place as Septimus steadily got the better of the argument from the two-furlong pole.
Shortly after Katrina, she wrote a letter to the editor of the weekly paper the Alibi criticizing the Bush Administration.
There are also alibi clubs--networks of strangers who are available by text message and help each other skip work or get out of dates by making well-timed phone calls on each other's behalf.
The texts, on the other hand, perform a kind of alibi function, persuading us of the power of Eisenman's intellect, the range of his cultural references and the number of intellectual friends he can muster to his cause.