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A lucrative business or product. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That mobile dating app has proved to be a real money-spinner for the developer—it's making them more money than anything else they've launched before.

fidget spinner

A small propeller-shaped toy designed to be spun atop one's fingertip. Ostensibly a device to help people with attention deficit disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder increase their focus, the fidget spinner became popular with schoolchildren and those who use it to try to ease anxiety or restlessness. Ever since I got my son a fidget spinner, he's had an easier time paying attention in class, but the school is considering banning them as a distraction.
See also: fidget, spinner


n. a bullet. Harry the Horse’s shot sent a spinner into Lefty’s gut.
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I think a good leg spinner can play in all three formats of the game.
The state associations must share the responsibility and produce a lot of fast bowlers and quality spinners.
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West Indies got two good spinners like Narine and Badree.
Spinner graduated with highest credit from New Bedford High School, and in 1965 graduated cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.
I think there are other better finger spinners out there like Daniel Vettori and Harbhajan Singh - they are guys who have taken more than 200 wickets each in Test cricket' I've only just started.
Somerset's Ian Blackwell is favourite because of his batting ability, but fellow left-arm spinner Monty Panesar is providing competition alongside Warwickshire's emerging off-spinner Alex Loudon, who had little to do in Pakistan
The Spinners were there, of course, the four members plus bass player John Count McCormick, never mentioned in dispatches but an honorary Spinner all the same.
Spinner, through Hermes, creates plenty of drama and action in these stories, and a reader can imagine storytellers throughout the centuries holding their audiences enthralled as they tell of the strengths and foibles of the Greek gods and goddesses.
Just moments after the first of the 2004 presidential debates ended, the spinners went to work - more than 30 for each side lined up in a room to hit key talking points with the press and television.
Kenyan spinner Aasif Karim took three wickets in two overs without conceding a run against Australia on Saturday.
He's not a bad cricketer - and I'm sure he'd have done better than a lot of the other spinners they've tried.
We were practically kneeling when I cast into the middle of the river and let the current bring the spinner towards the bank.
But the luckless spinner received two additional public whippings and a further six months imprisonment.