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plastic grin

A forced, artificial smile; a smile someone wears despite having no feelings of happiness or joy. John seemed fine at first glance, but before long I could tell that he was wearing a plastic grin and that something was bothering him. Look at his big plastic grin—he's such a con man! I sure hope he doesn't win the election.
See also: grin, plastic

plastic smile

A forced, artificial smile; a smile someone wears despite having no feelings of happiness or joy. John seemed fine at first glance, but before long, I could tell that he was wearing a plastic smile and that something was bothering him. Look at that his big plastic smile—he's such a conman! I sure hope he doesn't win the election.
See also: plastic, smile

plastic

1. mod. phony; false. She wears too much makeup and looks totally plastic.
2. n. a plastic credit card. I don’t carry any cash, just plastic.
3. mod. having to do with credit cards and their use. There is too much plastic debt in most households.

plastic punk

n. falsely stylish. Isn’t all punk really plastic punk?
See also: plastic, punk
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There are a lot of balers that do a good job with plastic but have good capacity with fiber," he adds.
The author is employed by the American Chemistry Council/American Plastics Council.
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The FDA has not yet required labels on plastic containers, but some companies are taking steps to reassure customers their products are safe.
The form of plastic used in grocery bags is low-density polyethylene (LDPE), which is very flexible, making it ideal for carrying groceries.
Manufacturers feed the pellets into an injection molding machine, which injects the plastic into molds producing the large body sections.
Other methods exist for converting plastic to oil, Taghiei says, but usually they produce "unsaturated and unstable oils of low yield and low value.
PHOTO : Reflecting the increased interest in plastic as a patternmaking material, the Cast Metals Institute includes segments on the use of plastics in its patternmaking courses.
Plastic media can be made from a range of resins to suit particular applications for both cleaning and deflashing.
Whatever edge plastic may or may not have, no one disputes the fact that plastic bags have gained in popularity since their supermarket debut in the early 1980s.
SPE has made a significant difference to the technologies and innovations the industry enjoys today in honoring the new materials that are making plastic so convenient.
Lukacs addressed attendees of the inaugural Recycling Taday's Plastics Recycling Conference & Trade Show as part of a panel discussing methods for collecting more plastic for recycling.
One industrial activity that has been significantly impacted by this ban is the manufacture of plastic foams--lightweight alternatives to solid plastic that are valued for their flexibility and ability to insulate, as well as their cushioning ability and (in marine applications) enhanced flotation.
most of the visible elements are likely to be plastic.