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

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.
See also: hole, wall
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The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp has a long history of celebrity advocacy.
The man came over to the hole in the wall and his pale blue eyes swivelled around the outline of the hole in the brickwork as Brian said: 'I can't understand this mate, I'm sorry, but I was knocking a hole into an adjoining room.
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While greatly saddened by Paul's passing, the family of Hole in the Wall Camps celebrates the life of Paul Newman and the legacy he has left us and the world.
Presently, I heard the sound of footsteps coming down a wooden stairway in an area behind the stone wall and the light of an electric torch shone through the hole in the wall.
CONTACT: Ryan Thompson The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp (203) 772-0522, ext.
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One of the most critical fundraising events supporting Hole in the Wall Camps is the Camp Challenge Ride Series which expanded into more communities this year thanks to Aetna's (NYSE: AET) contributions.
16 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 450 bicyclists turned out this past weekend in Connecticut, California, and New York for the first national cycling event series supporting Hole in The Wall Camps that Paul Newman founded for children with serious illnesses.
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Cyclists across the country can take to their wheels this summer in support of Paul Newman's Hole in the Wall Camps which bring hope and healing to seriously ill children.
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The Association of Hole in the Wall Camps and the Hole in the Wall Foundation are pleased to announce the appointment of John Reid as their new President and CEO.
27 /PRNewswire/ -- In marking the passing of its founder, Paul Newman, the Association of Hole in the Wall Camps has issued the following statement:
Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced a $50,000 grant in support of Team Hole in the Wall, a program of the Ashford, Connecticut-based Hole in the Wall Gang Camp founded in 1988 by Paul Newman.