whack-a-mole


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whack-a-mole

1. Literally, an arcade game in which the player uses a small rubber mallet to hit robotic toy moles that pop up randomly in holes laid out across the surface of the machine. I love coming to this old arcade. I have a lot of fond memories playing whack-a-mole and skee ball here as a kid.
2. By extension, a situation in which problems continue to arise faster than one is able to solve or cope with them, resulting in piecemeal, incomplete, or temporary results. These dang pop-up ads are so annoying! It's a game of whack-a-mole every time I go online these days! Every time we think we have the software debugged, more problems show up. We've just been playing whack-a-mole from day one!
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Of course, if you are tired of playing whack-a-mole and you want to reel in that big fish, you're still faced with a dilemma: How do you find the counterfeiters in the first place?
Meanwhile, alongside the regular stalls offering political pamphlets and petitions were a few themed fairground attractions - like a tax dodging rat version of whack-a-mole.
The more than 30 games will include a "a mash-up between Whack-A-Mole and Twister" in which students recreate a pattern of lights on a wall by hitting buttons with different parts of their body.
It has educational mini-games such as Pinball 123, ABC Invasion, Claw-Crane Matching and Whack-A-Mole Colors.
But at that moment, a light bulb went on while she was playing whack-a-mole with my knees, looking for a kickback: Wouldn't it be cool to stroll into my next annual physical carrying my own cloth johnny under my arm?
There are dozens of other subjects that pop up like at your favorite Whack-a-Mole, so we hope you'll keep up, and stand up.
The new sanction orders are the latest step in an ongoing game of whack-a-mole in which Iran finds new ways to sneak around US sanctions that operate until the US Treasury uncovers them and slaps them down.
It's easy to play Whack-a-Mole with prospecting methods.
The big question is this - is an "attacker-driven" security testing strategy just whack-a-mole and a colossal waste of time?
Economic sanctions are always a game of whack-a-mole, and we doubt they will persuade Tehran to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
Romney, who one imagines is exhausted by months of playing whack-a-mole with the rest of the GOP field, is looking for the win on Tuesday, and while there aren't many Jews in the Hawkeye State, there are many evangelical Christians.
For budding artists who don''t want to be constrained by the pre-set images, you can create and animate your own designs from scratch, and then make these images the stars of a host of fun mini-games, including Whack-a-Mole, Car Racing and Air Hockey.
But if Gartner is attempting to consolidate the IT analysis industry, it may be playing a game of whack-a-mole.
But the case is really just another round in an ongoing game of whack-a-mole that has seen national law unable to contain transnational intellectual property rights infringement.
Trying to shut down these folks is like playing Whack-a-Mole.