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you crumb

An interjection said to a repulsive or irritating person. Oh, you crumb! How could you leave the house this filthy? I can't believe you tried to run the bill up on us, you crumb!
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crum up

slang To ruin something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crum" and "up." You crummed up this report so much that I can't even fix it!
See also: crum, up

crumbs from (one's) table

An insufficient or unfair amount of something provided by one when one has a sufficient or abundant amount. I know he can afford to pay me more, so I refuse to accept crumbs from his table.
See also: crumb, table

crumbs from the rich man's table

An insufficient or unfair amount of something provided by one who has an abundance. I know he can afford to pay me more, so I refuse to accept crumbs from the rich man's table
See also: crumb, rich, table

crumb bum

1. noun Someone viewed with disdain, often a bum or tramp. When we lost all of our money in the stock market crash, we were really worried that we'd end up being crumb bums.
2. adjective Of poor quality. Darn it, my crumb bum suitcase fell apart as I was trying to pack it.
See also: bum, crumb


slang A young child. I babysat four crumb-crunchers today, and boy, did they tire me out!


slang A young child. I babysat four crumb-crushers today, and boy, did they tire me out!

crum something up

 and crumb something up
Sl. to mess something up. Who crummed the bird feeder up? Now don't crum up this deal. Who crumbed up my room?
See also: crum, up

crumbs from someone's (or a rich man's) table

an unfair and inadequate or unsatisfactory share of something.
Luke 16:21 describes the beggar Lazarus as ‘desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table’.
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crum something up

and crumb something up
tv. to mess something up; to louse something up. (See comments at crumb.) Now, don’t crum up this deal.
See also: crum, something, up

crumb something up

See also: crumb, something, up


n. a repellent person. (From an old slang word for a body louse. Most of the crum(b) entries refer to lice or lousy.) The old man was a real crumb and tried to cheat us.


and crumb-crusher
n. a child. How many crumb-crunchers do you have at home.


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While it is shocking to see the plainly described rape, incest, genocide, and murder of Genesis vividly portrayed on the page, Crumb is also able to tease a simple human beauty out of the text, a beauty that makes the parsimonious Old Testament words vibrate.
Mr Crumb said he wanted to publicly thank the police for their support, particularly Detective Sergeant Nigel Fealey and his team, also other forces involved in the bid to find his wife.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission had no information available on the crumb rubber product.
Long a distinguished composer, Crumb has balanced his composing with teaching - he has taught at the University of Colorado and the University of Pennsylvania, from which he retired in 1997.
There have not been any systematic quantitative studies on important crumb flavor compounds that clarify their formation, or how they might degrade over the entire bread-making process.
Many states have experienced a vast number of problems in preparing pavements using the crumb rubber modified asphalt binder.
As markets for that crumb continue to mature, many equipment manufacturers, with the design of newer, more innovative equipment, are helping their customers transition to supplying those emerging markets.
Now any dummy can create crumbs, but can this one make the tea as well
If such a tension between contexts was still in play at the Ludwig, perhaps that was because Crumb is not merely the virtuosic illustrator one found in the comic books and original sketchbooks, record covers, posters, and postcards organized by curator Alfred Fischer.
Following a review by Nestle Rowntree of its requirements for chocolate crumb it has been identified that Nestle could meet its needs from just one factory.
The 1979 Whitman setting, Apparition, for soprano and amplified piano is better known than Federico's Little Songs, largely because of the magnificent 1982 recording by mezzo-soprano Jan Degaetani and pianist Gilbert Kalish, to whom Crumb dedicated the work (rereleased in 1991 by Bridge Records, inc.
Key statement: The recycled crumb rubber coating is a corrosion-proof coating for piping and the like.
Used tires are often recycled to make an industrial material called crumb rubber, where scrap tires or other rubber is turned into uniform granules that is mixed with steel, fiber and other materials to achieve a desired strength and elasticity.
Key statement: A recycled crumb rubber coating with a hydrophobic surface and a method for making the same.
The fields use a material called crumb rubber, made from tiny bits of ground up tires, to provide the "infill" necessary to support the grass blades and to cushion impacts.