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bass-ackward

Opposite or contrary to what is expected, completely disordered or disarranged, or that which is done incompetently. A euphemistic rearranging of "ass-backward," meaning the same. That's the last time I let you fix the electrical work by yourself. You've wired it all bass-ackward! I must not be completely awake yet, I just put my pants on bass-ackward!

bass-ackwards

Opposite or contrary to what is expected, completely disordered or disarranged, or that which is done incompetently. A euphemistic rearranging of "ass-backwards" (meaning the same) to emphasize the disorder at play. That's the last time I let you fix the electrical work by yourself. You've wired it all bass-ackwards! I must not be completely awake yet, I just put my pants on bass-ackwards!

ground bass

A musical phrase played on the bass that repeats consistently throughout a piece of music (unlike the varied phrases that are played by the other instruments in the composition). While you play the ground bass, the piano will play the melody, and then the choir will come in.
See also: bass, ground

couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle

rude slang Has poor aim or a lack of coordination. Don't give that guy a weapon—he couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle.
See also: ass, bass, bull, fiddle, hit

couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle

Rur. unable to aim; very clumsy. (Jocular. Use with caution.) Tom: Is Jane a good shot? Charlie: She couldn't hit a bull in the ass with a bass fiddle.
See also: ass, bass, bull, fiddle, hit
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Nonetheless, black bass populations continue to exist and in many waters fisheries improve,'' Lee said.
The School plans to expand the number of Bass Seminars so that in the future all 375 students in an MBA class have the opportunity to take one during their two years at Stanford.
Those released Friday were about 10 inches long and about half a pound in weight - compared with the 5-foot, 80-pound sea bass that are among the largest caught.
Photo: (1) Randy Osmond of Friends of Castaic Lake releases young bass Wednesday to help enhance the gene pool of lake fish.
Although about 20 undersize sea bass from the Channel Islands Harbor pens have been caught previously, this latest catch at least provides hope that the program will be successful in restoring populations of white sea bass.
The Tymphany LAT delivers high quality sound, and deep bass, in one third the size of a traditional cone transducer.
But like the water moccasin that crawled into Martens' boat motor after the gator disappeared, don't be surprised if this rookie shows some serious bite; he hasn't won three Angler of the Year awards in Western professional bass circuits on luck alone.
He caught and released 45 trout in two hours on Robinson Creek out of Bridgeport last year, and once in a day boated 20 barracuda and a like number of sand bass, returning them all.
This store will be totally unique and exciting," stated Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris.
Silverwood has a silver lining, and that is that right now you can go up there and catch quality bass,'' the biologist noted.
Today, Bass is a general practitioner veterinarian.
Writers are a very important part of any film,'' Bass acknowledges.
Sometimes it's harder to catch the bass than the crooks, and sometimes it's harder to catch the crooks than the bass,'' said Cervenka, who also fishes tournaments professionally, guides other anglers, teaches ``Introduction to Bass Fishing'' at College of the Canyons and coordinates the annual ``Bassing for Abused Kids'' fund-raiser at Castaic Lake.
Houston runs a half-dozen businesses, produces and stars in 52 television shows a year, makes more than 75 personal appearances and considers his whistle-stops on the professional bass circuit ``vacations.