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blow chunks

slang To vomit, especially violently or in great amount. I felt like I was going to blow chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: blow, chunk

chow down

To eat, often quickly or enthusiastically. A noun can be used between "chow" and "down." The puppy started chowing down the minute I set down his food bowl. Get in here so we can chow down—I'm starving!
See also: chow, down

chow (something) down

Sl. to eat something, usually quickly or without good manners. We can chow this pizza down in about two minutes! I found a box of cookies and chowed it down before anybody knew what I was doing.
See also: chow, down

chow down

Eat, as in He's always ready to chow down at dinner time. Originally military slang, this term is now more widely used. The noun chow in the sense of food, originating from either Chinese or pidgin English in the 18th century, also appears in such terms as chow line, a line of people waiting for food, and chow time, mealtime. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: chow, down

blow ˈchunks

(American English, slang) vomit (= bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth): Harry is green — looks like he’s going to blow chunks.
See also: blow, chunk

chow down

v.
To eat something greedily or voraciously: We chowed down on the wild berries until the bush was bare. I dropped my sandwich on the ground and the dog chowed it down.
See also: chow, down

blow chunks

and blow chow and blow grits and blow lunch
tv. to vomit. She drank too much and left the room to blow chunks. Oh my God! She’s blowing grits on my sofa!
See also: blow, chunk

blow chow

verb
See also: blow, chow

chow

1. n. food. What time is chow served around here?
2. tv. & in. to eat (something). (see also chow down.) I’ve been chowing canned tuna and stale bagels to save money.
3. Go to ciao.

chow down

in. to eat; to take a meal. Over there is where we chow down.
See also: chow, down

chow hound

n. someone who loves to eat; a heavy eater. Okay, listen up all you chow hounds. There’s extra beans tonight!
See also: chow, hound

chow something down

tv. to eat something, probably quickly or without good manners. I found a box of cookies and chowed it down before anybody knew what I was doing.
See also: chow, down, something

ciao

and chow (tʃɑʊ)
Good-bye. (Italian.) Ciao! See you soon. Chow, baby. Call my service.

chow

verb
See ciao
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All problems in architecture can be solved,' Chow would say to his longsuffering contractors.
He has been married three times before, briefly to Grace Coddington, creative director of Vogue, and later to fashion icon Tina Chow [born Bettina Lutz], who died tragically of MDS in 1992.
Chow says that the paintings' titles alone were enough to grab his attention: 'He had me at hello
It is in fact a copy of a valuable art deco original by Jean Dunand, which Chow once owned but donated to the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
Today, Chow is perhaps best known for his collection of portraits of himself.
The suit also charges that in the summer of 2009, Zimny suggested that the Chow boys attend an SAT tutoring camp, and that he would pay for room and board and bill the parents later.
In Parts 2 and 3, the more technical parts of the book, Chow illustrates why he is a master in applying economy theory to policy issues and devising simple but elegant models to test the theories against the facts.
In Chapter 23, "How to Put 'Seek Truth from Facts' [a favorite Communist Party slogan] into Practice," Chow offers some very sound advice: Honest criticism is essential for the advance of knowledge and for economic development.
In his textbook, and in Chapters 16 and 22 of this book, Chow provides strong evidence that China's bouts of inflation have been due to excess growth of money and credit.
In Chapter 13, Chow asks, "Is the price of urban housing in China determined by market forces?
In Chapter 21, Chow examines the reliability of official statistics and concludes they are now generally accurate.
A native of Hong Kong, Stephen Chow was one of three children in what he describes as a "very poor family.
The key turning point in his career came only a year later, when he had his first starring role in the 1990 Chow Yun-Fat spoof All for the Winner.
Since All for the Winner, Chow has gradually but firmly established himself as Hong Kong's comedy king.
Chow is represented by Creative Artists Agency and attorney Alan Grodin of Weissman Wolff Bergman Coleman Grodin & Evall LLP.