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like a chicken with the pip

In low spirits; in a weak or sickened state or manner. Poor little Johnny's been feeling like a chicken with the pip lately. I think he must have picked up a bug at school.
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be pipped to the post

To be defeated or overcome by someone by a very narrow margin or at the final, crucial moment, especially in a race, competition, or athletic event. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, Ireland. The favoured runner held the lead for the majority of the race, but he was pipped to the post by a relatively unknown competitor in the final 100 metres. It appears the current MP has been pipped to the post, being narrowly defeated by the youngest person to ever serve in parliament.
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pip (someone) at the post

To defeat or succeed over someone by a very narrow margin or at the final, crucial moment, especially in a race, competition, or athletic event. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, Ireland. The favoured runner held the lead for the majority of the race, but a relatively unknown competitor pipped him at the post in the final 100 metres. It appears the young candidate is set to pip his competitor at the post for his seat in parliament, which would make him the youngest candidate from this constituency to do so in nearly 60 years.
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pip (someone) to the post

To defeat or succeed over someone by a very narrow margin or at the final, crucial moment, especially in a race, competition, or athletic event. Primarily heard in UK, Australia, Ireland. The favoured runner held the lead for the majority of the race, but a relatively unknown competitor pipped him to the post in the final 100 metres. It appears the young candidate is set to pip his competitor to the post for his seat in parliament, which would make him the youngest candidate from this constituency to do so in nearly 60 years.
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pipped (up)

Sl. intoxicated. I'm not drunk. Just a little pipped up. She's pipped and ready to get sick.
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be pipped at/to the post

  (British & Australian)
to be beaten in a competition or race by a very small amount I'd have won quite a lot of money but my horse was pipped to the post.
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pip

1. n. a pimple; a zit. Good grief, I’ve got ear-to-ear pips!
2. n. postindustrial person. (Usually PIP. Acronym. A cynical reference to a person as a member of a group that has become useless because of technological change.) The world really doesn’t really need more PIPs, except as consumers, of course.
3. n. illness; a mild, nonspecific disorder. (Old colloquial.) Grandpa’s complaining again. Says it’s the pip.

pipped (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m not drunk. Just a little pipped up.
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pipped

verb
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