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(as) black as ink

1. Completely black; totally without light or color. The basement gives me the creeps, it's as black as ink down there!
2. Of a thoroughly evil, mean-spirited, or ungenerous mindset or disposition. She narrowed her eyes, and I could tell her thoughts had turned as black as ink.
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ink-slinger

slang A writer, especially one who produces a large amount of low-quality material for a living. I spent a lot of time after college as an ink-slinger for various newspapers and magazines while working on my first novel.

in ink

written or signed with a pen that uses ink, not with a pencil. You should write your report in ink. You must sign your checks in ink.
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ink something in

 
1. to fill in an outline with ink. Please ink the drawing in with care. Ink in the drawing carefully.
2. to write something in ink. Please ink your name in on the dotted line. Now, ink in your signature on this line right here.
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red ink

Fig. debt; indebtedness as shown in red ink on a financial statement. There is too much red ink in my financial statement. Too much red ink and the company will collapse.
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(as) gay as pink ink

mod. having to do with an obviously homosexual person, usually a male. These two guys—as gay as pink ink—came in together.
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gay as pink ink

verb
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ink

1. n. cheap red wine. The old wino prefers ink to anything else.
2. n. publicity; print media coverage of someone or something. The movie star’s divorce got a lot of ink for a few days.
3. n. a tattoo. (The same as paint.) When dya get the new ink?
4. n. tattoos in general; the amount of tattooing on someone’s body. (The same as paint.) He’s got ink covering his back.

ink slinger

n. a professional writer; a newspaper reporter. The ink slingers have been at the candidates again.
See also: ink, slinger

red ink

n. debt; indebtedness as shown in red ink on a financial statement. There is too much red ink in my financial statement.
See also: ink, red
References in classic literature ?
Then the customer of comparatively tender years would get suddenly disconcerted at having to deal with a woman, and with rage in his heart would proffer a request for a bottle of marking ink, retail value sixpence (price in Verloc's shop one-and-sixpence), which, once outside, he would drop stealthily into the gutter.
As I observed before, I found pens, ink, and paper, and I husbanded them to the utmost; and I shall show that while my ink lasted, I kept things very exact, but after that was gone I could not, for I could not make any ink by any means that I could devise.
And this put me in mind that I wanted many things notwithstanding all that I had amassed together; and of these, ink was one; as also a spade, pickaxe, and shovel, to dig or remove the earth; needles, pins, and thread; as for linen, I soon learned to want that without much difficulty.
But having gotten over these things in some measure, and having settled my household staff and habitation, made me a table and a chair, and all as handsome about me as I could, I began to keep my journal; of which I shall here give you the copy (though in it will be told all these particulars over again) as long as it lasted; for having no more ink, I was forced to leave it off.
INX Digital Unveils TRIANGLE UV Curable Pigmented Inks II-78
Pertech Printing Inks Prismacolor Ink & Varnish Ranger Industries, Inc.
Available pigmented inks (normally MEK-based) were designed to prevent transfer to the walls of the mold or obstruction of the press vents during curing.
Also uv-curing reactors for uv-curable inks on plastics, a line of dryers, bottle printers, and screen-printing accessories.
Klass noted that demand for ink jet and digital-printing papers is growing rapidly as color ink jet printers become the dominant printers in both homes and offices.
Counterfeit ink and toner cartridges are a costly problem for Latin American businesses and consumers.
INK AND PARCHMENT To investigate whether the map is authentic, Robin J.
DE-INKING - to make bright white paper from waste paper that has been printed, the inks have to be removed and disposed of.
Issues Impacting the Ink Ingredients Industry II-24 Need to Cut Down Use of Solvents in Inks II-24 Waste Ink Dilemma II-24 Oil Retention in Inks: A Crucial Issue II-24 Drive Towards VOC Emissions Control II-25
California Advantage Inks & Coatings Bomark, Inc.
System combines inks and activators, which work together to form a pre-printed permanent, wear-resistant bond with most materials, especially polyurethane, LDPE, HDPE, HDPE, structural foam, crosslinked PE, ABS, PS and PVC.