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in (one's) heyday

In, at, or during the period of one's greatest success, power, vigor, etc. In my heyday as a stock broker, I was making millions of dollars each year, but when the economy crashed, I lost nearly everything.

what the hey

slang Why not? An aside used to emphasize one's nonchalance toward something. Often used as a euphemism for "what the hell." Sure, I'm not doing anything today, let's go to the beach—what the hey? What the hey, I'll go to the movies with you tonight.
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hey ˈpresto

(British English) (American English ˈpresto) people sometimes say hey presto when they have just done something so quickly and easily that it seems to have been done by magic: You just press the button and, hey presto, a perfect cup of coffee! Presto is an Italian word meaning ‘quick’ or ‘quickly’.
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what the ˈhey!

(American English, spoken) it doesn’t matter; I don’t care: This is probably a bad idea, but what the hey!
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But, hey

phr. a sentence opener used often to get attention and perhaps contradict a previous remark. A: Please don’t track sand all over the restaurant carpet! B: But, hey, it’s my vacation!
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interj. hello. (Colloquial. A standard greeting in much of the South, and now heard everywhere.) Hey, Walter. How are you?

Hey, bum!

interj. hello. Hey, bum! So good to see your smiling face.

hey, Rube!

A rallying cry for assistance when trouble breaks out. The phrase began in the days of touring carnivals and circuses. A carnival or circus performer or stagehand who found himself in an argument or altercation with patrons or other outsiders yelled, “hey, Rube,” the signal for his colleagues to run and help him out. An item in the Chicago Tribune in 1882 explained that “a canvasman watching a tent is just like a man watching his home. He'll fight in a minute if the outsider cuts the canvas [to sneak in], and if a crowd comes to quarrel—he will yell, ‘Hey, Rube!' That's the circus rallying cry, and look out for war when you hear it.” “Rube” might have been the name of an actual person summoned for assistance, although another possibility is that “rube” referred, as it still does, to country bumpkins; that is, to members of rural carnival and circus audiences who were likely to start trouble.
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The new Alder Hey, built on part of Springfield Park, contains 270 beds and 16 operating theatres across five storeys.
Mr Recorder Tedd said Hey, who had obtained an accountancy qualification, had worked his way into quite a significant position through his own hard graft and had been put in a position of trust in a group of companies with an annual turnover of about pou nds 20 million.
Alder Hey Children's Charity, with the help of ECHO readers, has raised PS20m to buy life-saving equipment for the new hospital, which will be used by 275,000 youngsters a year.
Clare White, chief executive of Alder Hey Children's Charity, tells ECHO readers: "For me, the message is 'Thank you so much for what you've done so far'.
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Meanwhile, it seems to us that Alder Hey has gone a step too far in presuming upon the goodwill of its staff.
We are moving into a world class facility that will match the world class care given at Alder Hey.
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Louise Shepherd, Chief Executive of Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust said: "We realised a long time ago at Alder Hey that green areas and a parkland environment are crucial as part of the recovery process for children.
Staff and patients are set to move from the current West Derby hospital, which has been home to Alder Hey for over 100 years, from Friday, October 2.
Martin Pritchard, from Gresford, said he and other parents are worried they may no longer be able to use Alder Hey Children's Hospital on Merseyside, when the Betsi Cadwalader Local Health Board for North Wales is set up in October.
MINNEAPOLIS -- Hey City Theater in downtown Minneapolis today is announcing that "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller" will officially close with its final performance at 5:30 p.
Following a nationwide talent search, Twentieth Century Fox has cast Omar Benson Miller as the title character -- and author of the immortal "Hey, Hey, Hey" -- in the studio's upcoming live-action feature film FAT ALBERT.
Sir David Henshaw | |shows Mayor Joe Anderson the new facility, due to open in September THESE pictures offer a sneak peek inside Alder Hey Children's Hospital's new world class PS24m research and education building.
COLEEN McLOUGHLIN is taking a behind-the-scenes look at Liverpool's Alder Hey Hospital in a Christmas Day documentary.