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a (real) frog-choker

A particularly heavy or torrential downpour of rain. (Chiefly heard in the southern United States.) It's a real frog-choker out there today—looks like we'll have to have our barbecue another day. There's no way I'm biking to work in a frog-choker like this!

a (real) toad-choker

A particularly heavy or torrential downpour of rain. (Chiefly heard in the southern United States.) It's a real toad-choker out there today—looks like we'll have to have our barbecue another day. There's no way I'm biking to work in a toad-choker like this!

choker

1. n. a cigarette; a cigarette butt. Put that damn choker out in my house!
2. n. a necktie. Hey, Tom! That’s a classy new choker you’re wearing!
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Sure enough, plenty of sad cases had wasted no time branding The Artist a choker, a coward, a bottler and various other woefully misjudged insults.
99, H&M; black and white choker, pounds 20, Mikey; shoes, pounds 45, Qube
White beaded choker, pounds 15, Mikey (0171 287 1232).
The craze of branding players chokers reached what will surely be a nadir on Sunday night when Chris DiMarco was deemed to have bottled it against Woods in the Masters.
1 Knot front pencil dress, pounds 45, Warehouse; diamante choker, pounds 35, bracelet, pounds 20, earrings, pounds 15, all M&S; court shoes, pounds 49.
99, River Island; pink chiffon batwing sleeve top, pounds 35, Top Shop; fuchsia pink pansy choker, pounds 10, M&S; pink diamante sandals, pounds 34.
99, River Island; beige wool poncho, pounds 30, feather choker, pounds 6, both Top Shop; wooden link belt, pounds 19.
SHIMMER AND SHINE: Remember that diamond choker that Paltrow wore to the Oscars with her pink Ralph Lauren gown?
2 Ernie Els the chance of a fourth consecutive tournament win in Singapore on Sunday and enhanced his reputation as something of a choker.
99, River Island 5 Playtex lilac lace bra, pounds 18, matching g-string, pounds 8, both John Lewis; Lilac cuffs pounds 5 each; lilac choker pounds 7, all Top Shop
Wearing a strapless black gown, McCartney sat at the center table with honorary chairpersons Rita Wilson (wearing a black pantsuit), husband Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw (wearing a black choker, heavy bangs and horn-rim glasses).
Thing is about Lee - the way he plays in the Ryder Cup, he doesn't appear to be a choker, but maybe for Majors," said the 1976 Open champion.
Owner David Miles said last night: "It's a real choker, but you just have to take these sort of things on the chin in greyhound racing.
Necessary Objects: Shawl at waist, $14, Claire's Choker, $14, 'ZAD, Earrings, $10; bracelets, $8 and $12; My Generation.