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slash and burn

1. Lit. of a farming technique where vegetation is cut down and burned before crops are planted. (Hyphenated before nominals.) The small farmers' slash-and-burn technique destroyed thousands of acres of forest.
2. Fig. of a crude and brash way of doing something. (Hyphenated before nominals.) The new manager's method was strictly slash and burn. He looks decisive to his boss and merciless to the people he fires.
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slash (out) at someone

to thrust out at someone with a knife or something similar, with the intent of cutting. The attacker slashed out at his victim and then ran away. Max slashed at the cop with a pocketknife.
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n. a drink of liquor. Just one slash, and I have to be going.
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Slash has been more complimentary about his former foe in recent times, saying: "There's no animosity.
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When not directly asked about the band with which Slash found fame, the guitarist seems happy enough to let it go, even when the rest of the world seemingly cannot.
All loblolly and slash pine seedlings produced at the Jesup Nursery are grown from seed produced at Plum Creek's five seed orchard complexes in Jesup, Georgia; Oliver, Georgia; Moselle, Mississippi; Choctaw, Alabama; and Crossett, Arkansas.
As a critically acclaimed, British-American musician and songwriter, Slash has amassed album sales topping 100 million copies, garnered a GRAMMY Award, seven nominations and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
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FORMER Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash said he is "very proud" of his time with the band.
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The 44 year-old axeman who fuelled the fire of Guns N'Roses and VelvetRevolver lastweek confirmed that his DIY set, simply titled Slash, will be released on Roadrunner next Spring in the UK.