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bachelor party

A party thrown by the male friends of a soon-to-be groom. Jonathan didn't want a crazy bachelor party, so he and his friends went out for a few quiet drinks.
See also: bachelor, party

son of a gun

1. A mean or unpleasant man. Julie's ex-husband was such a mean son of a gun, it's no wonder she divorced him.
2. An emphatic expression of affection for a man one considers daring, mischievous, or tough. That son of a gun really pulled through for us when we needed him!
3. An inanimate object that is problematic. My car broke down, and I can't figure out how to fix the son of a gun!
See also: gun, of, son

confirmed bachelor

euphemism A homosexual man. Nellie, you do know that Jim is a confirmed bachelor, right? That's why he's not responding to your advances.
See also: bachelor, confirmed

son of a gun

 and son of a bachelor
a worthless person. (A substitute for son of a bitch.) That tightfisted son of a gun won't buy me a beer. He can be a real son of a bachelor when he's in a bad mood.
See also: gun, of, son

confirmed bachelor

a male homosexual. euphemistic
See also: bachelor, confirmed

son of a gun

a humorous or affectionate way of addressing or referring to someone. informal
The term arose with reference to the guns carried on board ships: it is said to have been originally applied to babies born at sea by women accompanying their husbands.
See also: gun, of, son

son of a gun

1. n. a despicable person, usually a male. (Euphemistic for son of a bitch.) If that son of a gun thinks he can boss me around like that, he’s got another think coming.
2. n. old buddy. I went to school with this son of a gun! He’s my old buddy.
3. exclam. I am totally surprised!; I am shocked! (Usually Son of a gun!) The thing just blew up! Son of a gun!
See also: gun, of, son

son of a gun

A rogue or scoundrel. Some etymologists believe that this term, which originated about 1700, once meant the illegitimate son of a soldier (gun). Others, however, believe it simply was a euphemism for son of a bitch that appealed because of its rhyme. Still another theory, recorded in Smyth’s Sailor’s Word-Book (1867), is that it was originally applied to boys who were born at sea, in the days when women were permitted to accompany their sailor husbands, and alluded to a child being “cradled under the breast of a gun.”
See also: gun, of, son
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The HEC in 2016 had announced abolishing two years bachelors' degree program (equivalent to 14 years of education).
The qualifying marks of NTS test for Bachelors program in Chemical Engineering, Doctor of Pharmacy and Computer Science will be 50 percent while for all other departments in Masters and Bachelors Program, the passing percentage will be 40 percent.
The reference was made in the name of Deepak Patel, who, Rajwade said, is also a bachelor. ( ANI )
As per Dubai Municipality rules, bachelors are not allowed to live in residential areas, he said.
Staff at the home were in on the surprise but Mary wasn't and she was amazed and delighted when the lights went down and The Bachelors appeared.
The authorities have taken the step after receiving complaints from families living in the localities about the continued presence of bachelors near their residences, despite the new rule requiring them to shift.
as I said, in some cases, you would rather have some bachelors living next to you rather than some families...
Welsh holds bachelors degree in American Studies from the University of Bridgeport and a MS from the University of Massachusetts.
"A bachelor is a bachelor, not someone who weighs in on the scales."
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Later, Governor Punjab, Malik Mohammad Rafique Rajwana conferred degrees on the graduating students at Bachelors, Masters, M.
Muscat: To move out expatriate bachelors from residential areas and prevent them from sharing family accommodation, the Muscat Municipality has planned residential complexes for expatriate bachelors in Mabela, Bausher and Amerat.
ERIC Descriptors: Physics; Science Education; Bachelors Degrees; Disproportionate Representation; African American Students; Hispanic American Students; Black Colleges; Undergraduate Students; Enrollment; Science Departments; College Programs; Females; Single Sex Colleges
Ras Al Khaimah The RAK Municipality urged landlords to refuse bachelors as tenants for properties in residential areas and around families.