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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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No one knows how much plastic ends up in landfills (huge trash heaps), where it sits for centuries.
Almost any plant can be genetically engineered to produce plastic using his group's technique, he contends.
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.
This year also marked the first year for Recycling Today's Plastics Recycling Conference & Trade Show, which was co-located at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
And while most structural-grade plastic foams contain bubbles close to several hundred micrometers across, Lee's process generates bubbles as small as 5 micrometers in diameter.
While there haven't been a preponderance of new exterior panel applications, Cundiff says that with the new plastic film technology that's been developed, there are some real potential opportunities for different types of exterior components to be made beyond, he notes, the film-coated fascia that's used on the Dodge Neon.
The decline can be attributed mostly to higher paper costs, but it means that 75 percent of all bags leaving a grocery store are plastic, Householder says.
Hey, I'll get my mitts messy on any promising bait rig, but on Friday at Naples Reef, it was plastic those tempting calicos were clamoring for most frequently.
To convert coal and plastic simultaneously into oil right now costs about $27 or $28 per barrel, compared with $18 to $20 per barrel for imported oil.
GE Plastics played the role of a strategic partner in enabling the design and development of the Chevrolet Volt, by contributing the key materials technology to reduce part weight up to 50 percent and design engineering support to help position the vehicle as a way to help the world diversify its energy sources and to reduce the dependence on petroleum.
This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Temperature Plastics in US$ Million by the following end-use industries: Automobile, Electrical/Electronics, Chemical/Industrial, Aerospace, Medical (includes medical packaging and medical equipment), and Others.
Moderator: Dan Sandoval, Recycling Today magazine Panelists: Dan Barrett, United States Postal Service; Mark Matza, Fortune Plastic & Metals Midwest; Ken Taggert, United Data Tech
His righteous indignation gave me a lot of food for thought on the way home: What do environmentalists have against plastic recycling?