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twist

and frail
n. a girl; a woman. (Underworld. Possibly rhyming slang twist and twirl = girl and frail frame = dame. Detective novels and movies.) This good-looking twist comes over to the table and asks Lefty if he’d like to dance. I’ll shoot the frail if you don’t hand it over!

frail

verb
See twist

twist

/wrap around (one's) little finger
To dominate utterly and effortlessly.
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Being part of an on-site health service enables the health professionals to bring their frailer clients' unmet needs to the attention of social services staff.
Although he may now be frailer of step and his gestures more economical, the wide-legged stance remains and, more importantly, the nervous rhythmic bite that made him one of the greatest Walton interpreters.
Tinsley opines that this could reflect aging in place, or independent living facilities starting to care for frailer residents.
Hospital utilization is very similar to the general Medicare population, although PACE serves a much frailer population.
But as our population grows older and frailer, let's hope we can learn to devote the same energies and resources to our dying people as to healthy people.
As Duke grew older and frailer she became more dependent on Lafferty who even encouraged her to have a facelift at the age of 72.
Stewart grew frailer as his own health failed, especially so in the last six months.
Hospitals across England are seeing sicker, frailer patients with more complex health needs.
As the protest wore on he grew frailer, his chest rattling when he gave you a bear hug.
Young, agile people can often overcome the deficiencies of poor design, which could make the same tasks awkward, painful or impossible for frailer people.
The older and frailer we get, the more likely we are to end up in A&E because of something that happened in our own wee sanctuary.
Fran O'Brian, from Age Concern, said: "Its been a fantastic project involving people who are a bit frailer and a bit more isolated from the rest of the community than many groups we work with.
There are also concerns that the private hospitals will cherry-pick which operations they carry out and will take the fitter healthier patients with fewer complications, leaving the NHS to cope with the more complex operations on older, frailer patients.
Miss Jones added: ``No-one could falter with such a leader who never spared himself even as he reached the frailer years in his nineties when with the devoted support of Mary Parry he would still bed riven to evening committees through all weathers even from Ruthin to Wrexham.
Subsections of the chorus singing in quartet and trio were frailer, but otherwise a few weak entries and lapses in diction were insignificant against sustained narrative urgency.