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curb appeal

The external attractiveness of a building or property, such as can be viewed from the street (i.e., the curb). We were suckered into buying the house because of its incredible curb appeal, but once we moved in, we realized just how run-down it was inside.
See also: appeal, curb

kick (someone or something) to the curb

To discard, abandon, or dismiss someone or something that has become redundant, obsolete, useless, or unwanted. I can't believe that after 20 years of hard work the company would just kick me to the curb like that! I think it's about time we kick this old computer to the curb. I heard Jenny kicked her boyfriend to the curb last night. They must have had an awful fight!
See also: curb, kick

be kicked to the curb

To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I was kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time this old computer was kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already been kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
See also: curb, kick

get kicked to the curb

To be discarded, abandoned, or dismissed (as from employment) due to being unwanted, obsolete, or redundant. I can't believe that I got kicked to the curb after 20 years of hard work for that company! I think it's about time for this old computer to get kicked to the curb. I heard Jenny's new boyfriend has already gotten kicked to the curb. Easy come, easy go!
See also: curb, get, kick

curb-crawler

A person who drives around looking to solicit prostitutes. Primarily heard in US. Don't go into that neighborhood after dark—it's known for prostitutes and curb-crawlers.

a kerb-crawler

  (British & Australian) also a curb-crawler (American)
someone who drives slowly along a road looking for someone to have sex with I don't like walking down this road at night - it's full of prostitutes and kerb-crawlers. (British & Australian)

shot to the curb

mod. without money or a place to live; living in the gutter; down and out. (Alluding to being on the streets.) I’m totally out of bills, man. Shot to the curb.
See also: curb, shot

step off the curb

in. to die. (Alludes to stepping out in front of a vehicle that causes one’s death.) Ralph almost stepped off the curb during his operation.
See also: curb, off, step
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The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG), issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (The Access Board), offer specifications for the slope and dimensions of curb ramps.
Reflect-A Curb products are available for purchase through the company's online store and as fundraisers to groups such as schools, scouts, church groups and others.
ABOUT CURB: An Austin-based energy tech startup founded in 2012, CURB provides insight into home electricity usage, giving users control to make their homes safer, more energy efficient, and more affordable.
Her program required long hours in the library, so the 18-year-old Curb hung around with the guys in the music department, playing the piano and recording sketches of songs.
Cedar Street Commons was honored for both "Excellence in Curb Appeal -- Garden Style" for properties built between 1980 and 1999, and "Excellence in Providing Senior Housing.
That's a very short time to make a large impression and it all relies on the curb appeal of the house.
Now, a not-so-neighborly fracas has developed along Matilija Avenue after a former City Council field deputy reported that some households were violating two obscure city ordinances by placing basketball hoops above the curbs outside their homes.
They are also the most sceptical stakeholder group towards the ETS mechanism in general, especially regarding the need for the UK, as a mature economy, to bear the brunt of emission curbs.
In recent months, the Curb team delivered an improved taxi service in Los Angeles, marked by faster pickup times, automatic "touchless" payment, intensive driver training and significantly improved rider ratings.
Curb, chairman of Curb Records, was elected lieutenant governor in 1978.
From Delaware to Detroit and from Chicago to Oakland, dozens of cities are facing, or have settled, lawsuits for failure to provide or properly maintain curb cuts that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.
Tenders are invited for 2014 ADA Curb Ramp Project.
The project involves resurfacing roadways; reconstructing curbs and gutters; sidewalks, driveways and curb drains; construction of curb ramps and bus pads; removal, root pruning and planting of parkway trees; and the installation of striping and pavement markings.
Mike Curb, founder and owner of the leading country music record label in the United States, Curb Records, is a longtime motor sports enthusiast and NASCAR car owner.