hole in the wall


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hole in the wall

A small, inconspicuous place, often an establishment such a restaurant. The term sometimes but not always has a negative connotation implying a place that is perceived to be disreputable in some way. I wasn't impressed when Gary suggested a hole in the wall for our first date, but we ended up having a good time.
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hole in the wall

Fig. a tiny shop, room, etc., not much wider than its doorway. I went into this little hole in the wall where they had the nicest little gifts. His office is just a hole in the wall.
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hole in the wall

A small, modest, or obscure place, as in My new apartment is just a hole in the wall, or Believe it or not, that little hole in the wall is a great restaurant. This graphic term is often used disparagingly. [First half of 1800s]
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hole in the wall

1 a small dingy place, especially a business or, in the USA, a place where alcoholic drinks are sold illegally. 2 an automatic cash dispenser installed in the outside wall of a bank.
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hole in the wall

n. a tiny shop, not much wider than its doorway. I went into this little hole in the wall where they had the nicest little gifts.
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A half hour later, again footsteps on the staircase next door and the light of a torch flickered through the hole in the wall.
This year, rides will be hosted at the following Hole in the Wall Camps:
Every dollar raised helps send children to a Hole in the Wall Camp near them for a joyful experience, complete with round-the-clock medical care.
The first Hole In The Wall game is slated for release on Microsoft's Xbox LIVE([R]) Arcade in summer 2011.
FremantleMedia has some of the world's most sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally, produces such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK), Take Me Out, Family Feud, The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and Neighbours.
In addition to supporting the health and human resource needs of the campers, the grant will support expansion of the Camp Challenge Rides, which will be held on September 12, 2010, at The Painted Turtle in California, Double H Ranch in New York, and The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut.
This year's grant significantly expands Aetna's financial commitment to the Hole in the Wall Camps," said Floyd Green, head of Community Relations and Urban Marketing for Aetna.
John's experience will be invaluable to our organization's future," said David Horvitz, Chair of the Board for the Hole in the Wall Foundation.
The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps leads the largest global family of medical-specialty camps which provide life-changing experiences to children with serious illnesses and life-threatening medical conditions.
Thanks to the visionary leadership of Aetna, more children and families coping with the isolating effects of serious illness can experience the healing impact of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp," said James Canton, Chief Executive Officer of The Connecticut camp.
As part of the initiative, Aetna's Employee Volunteer Councils will help to develop and manage regional Team Hole in the Wall Camp Challenge Rides that support Hole in the Wall Camps.
Hole in the Wall Camps are the world's largest family of camps for children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions.
A non-profit organization supported only by contributions, Hole in the Wall Camps are the world's largest family of camps for children with serious illnesses and life-threatening conditions.
With a layover at the extraordinary Hole in the Wall Gang camp and a fun celebratory finish in Mystic sponsored by Mohegan Sun, we guarantee that this will be a two-day experience riders and volunteers will never forget.
amp;uot;Here we not only benefit our great race fans, but also The Hole In The Wall Gang Camps.