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be sold a pup

  (British informal)
to be tricked into buying something that is not worth anything I'm afraid you've been sold a pup there. You should always get an expert to look over a second-hand car before you buy it.
See also: pup, sold

beat the dummy

and beat the meat and beat one’s meat and beat the pup and choke the chicken and pound one’s meat and pull one’s pud and pull one’s wire and whip one’s wire and whip the dummy and yank one’s strap
tv. to masturbate. (Usually objectionable.) Are you going to sit around all day pulling your pud? We heard him in there “choking the chicken,” as the street crowd says.
See also: beat, dummy

beat the pup

verb
See also: beat, pup

since Hector was a pup

A very long time ago. One explanation suggests that the expression might have become popular in the 1920s when many schoolboys studied Greek and had dogs named Hector after the Homeric hero. Another possibility is also rooted in classical studies: according to the playwright Euripides, Hector's mother, Hecuba, was turned into a dog for murdering the killer of her older son; therefore, Hector was the son of a dog, which made him a pup. In any event, the phrase is now obsolete.
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Considering the results for SSL pup growth in light of the population decline, we suggest three alternative hypotheses: 1) food availability was never a factor in the population decline; 2) food availability caused the overall decline, but lactating females and their pups were not affected during early lactation; or 3) our study was conducted when pups and lactating females were no longer experiencing decreased food availability.
1 -- color) Dog trainer Michael Herstik was on hand Wednesday night for Nitro's graduation from the Pups for Peace program.
We get phone calls all the time from the public who find seal pups on different beaches around Northern Ireland.
PEOPLE PERSON It is hard to describe how important it is that pup be habituated to people.
West Wales is home to around 5,000 Atlantic grey seals, and pups are born, and can be seen, from August through to December.
Newborn harbour seal pup Cody with mum Loffe at Tynemouth's Blue Reef Aquarium
Although the pups can swim at an early age, they do not normally leave the breeding colony until they have been weaned and moulted their white coats.
They hope to find out the sex of the pup in the next few weeks.
The doctor, treating the pup, said, "When the dog was brought in to the hospital, it was in semiconscious state.
The SSPCA were contacted the next day and the pup was taken to the Oban Sea Life Sanctuary.
NEW and, top, The high temperature worried me as I was concerned that something may have gone very wrong with the pups but an ultrasound scan confirmed good strong heart beats in the pups.
RCD, PUP, MDS and UDU as well as an independent list.
Sooner or later, however, you will need to thin the clump to provide better air circulation and room for the increasing growth as the pups pup.
One of the pups is black in colour with the tattoo RHQ1 on its right ear and the second pup is white with the tattoo IS on its left ear and JKX on its right.
The scorpion was bigger than the pup's head, but the pup did not hesitate.