rinky-dink


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rinky-dink

Insignificant or subpar. This rinky-dink old house needs a lot of renovations. I can't wait to get out of this rinky-dinky town and live in the big city.

rinky-dink

(ˈrɪŋkiˈdɪŋk)
mod. cheap; inferior; broken down. I sold my rinky-dink old car yesterday.
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Eros decided to expand in order to reach the third- and fourth-generation South Asians who wanted to see Hindi films but didn't want to go to a rinky-dink theater for their Amitabh Bachchan fix.
Milberg Weiss was not some rinky-dink group of ambulance chasers; it was the Cadillac of plaintiff's law firms, whose attorneys were well credentialed (many of them former assistant U.
Could it be that building a skating rink behind City Hall was a rinky-dink idea?
The NCUA still must reform the share insurance fund, address systemic risk and modernize things that are outdated and flat out rinky-dink in this industry.
What started as a rinky-dink, smalltime passion for a few guys across the country--pushing a few stapled sheets of copy paper with descriptions of senior high school players--has morphed into a multimillion-dollar mega business that crosses all lines of communication, from national television, radio and print to camps, football games and player promotion services.
In an amateurish design similar to that of The Drudge Report, the Gun's rinky-dink Web site features mug shots, lists of musical performers' backstage demands and other "cool, confidential, quirky" firsthand documents--which the three guys find using old-school reporting wherewithal, filing Freedom of Information Act requests and mining government and law enforcement sources.
Set in 1925, when college football was all the rage but the professional league was a rinky-dink operation considered unfit for grown men, "Leatherheads" does deliver raucous sports shenanigans and tasty period flavor.
But I can't find any example of even the most rinky-dink "democracy" confining power continuously for seven terms over 28 years to four people from two families.
A lot of fakers emerged from Sheffield playing George Formby rinky-dink sub-Monkeys'-style songs.
It's rather rinky-dink and crude in appearance, but it locks up tight and feeds selected rimfire loads well.
In the big city it's all about saving space-that's why Puma has decided to jump into the pedal game with the foldable, ultraportable Biomega bike ($775), which proves you can have shrinky-dink size without rinky-dink style.
Elsewhere in the house, our rinky-dink new flat screen can only do what it does when all scarted up to its satellite umbilica.
Expanding on 4GW, Hammes says that the message is clear for any rinky-dink power or band such as al Qaeda wishing to shift the balance of power: "Only unconventional warfare works against established powers.
to recall, with a wince, a time when industry Brahmins sniffed that Gannett was simply too rinky-dink to publish such storied papers as The Des Moines Register or The Courier-Journal in Louisville.