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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.

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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If you have older curb ramps that do not comply with contemporary standards, and have steep surfaces or areas where traffic can cross from side flare, carefully consider your options.
Managed by Fieldstone Properties, the 1,167-unit community spent less on curb appeal by reaching out to several vendors who shared the community's enthusiasm for the NJAA competition.
As a thank-you for the largest cash contribution in the history of the university, CSUN renamed its College of Arts, Media and Communication after Curb.
On the 15th day, I searched the entire area and retrieved lead from along the outer curb, the sidewalk, the paved area beyond the sidewalk, the street, along the median curb area, and from the median itself.
Tier I curb cuts are ones that serve state and local government offices, transportation, places of public accommodation, other places of employment, other heavily traveled routes, and private homes of persons with disabilities, and should be completed within five years of the effective date.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) recommends the installation of curb ramps as an action that may be readily achievable under Title III of ADA.
Kick 'Em To The Curb [TM] brings together one contestant who asks questions of three potential "dates" hidden behind a partition.
Jason Espay of Curb Appeal Wood Care LLC said, "Our goal is to educate the community on how to get the best results for their property improvement projects.
Arrive at your local curb to find Pontus Alv already skating it
VP's CFR curb product offers several advantages over other roof curb options.
MIKE Curb may be a college dropout, but no one can say he doesn't appreciate the value of higher education.
Many of the awards recognized outstanding property characteristics, such as curb appeal, leasing or maintenance excellence.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is clear that they intend for communities to consider and plan for curb ramps as part of their obligation under Title II of the ADA for Program Accessibility.
Recognizing the difficulty that first responders can have finding the right home, especially at night, Ontario, California-based Reflect-A Curb approached specialty printer William Frick & Company about producing highly reflective address tiles that would significantly increase a house number's visibility from the street.