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(brand) spanking new

Totally new; never before used. This computer is brand spanking new, so I just don't understand how it can have such terrible performance issues. The company just completed construction on their spanking new headquarters in Virginia.
See also: new, spanking

brand new

Completely new and unused. The word "brand" here comes from Old English for fire or flame; thus, something that is brand new is likened to that which is forged in—and fresh out of—fire. I bought Jim a brand-new computer for his birthday. That car is brand new, so be extra careful when you drive it.
See also: brand, new

brand spanking new

A more emphatic way to say "new." Nope, I have a brand spanking new phone now, so I shouldn't be dropping calls anymore.
See also: brand, new, spanking

branded IP

Intellectual property ("IP") that is already associated with a popular brand. With branded IP at their disposal, movie studios don't have to take chances any more. Why would they forego the built-in audience a superhero movie brings?
See also: brand, IP

no-brand cigarette

slang A hand-rolled cigarette filled with marijuana; a joint. My brother and I sat out on the back porch, passing a no-brand cigarette back and forth while discussing the mysteries of the universe.
See also: cigarette

off-brand cigarette

Machine-rolled cigarettes not produced by companies with well-known or reputable brands. He was sentenced to six months in jail for selling cheap, off-brand cigarettes outside a strip mall in north Denver. Studies have shown that off-brand cigarettes can contain nearly twice as many cancer-causing chemicals as those produced by established brands such as Marlboro or Camel.
See also: cigarette

on brand

Fitting with the image or brand of someone or something. This phrase can refer to a company brand or (perhaps humorously) to someone's personal interests or image. Their newest commercial is so on brand that you can tell it's for their product before you even see it. That book on the lunar phases is very on brand for you, what with your interest in astronomy.
See also: brand, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

(brand) spanking new

mod. completely new; brand new. Look at that brand spanking new car!
See also: brand, new, spanking

cigarette with no name

and no brand cigarette and no name cigarette
n. a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs.) You got one of them cigarettes with no name? Bud’s been smoking no name cigarettes again.
See also: cigarette, name, no

no brand cigarette

See also: brand, cigarette, no

off-brand cigarette

n. a marijuana cigarette. (Drugs.) Shorty smokes nothing but those off-brand cigarettes.
See also: cigarette
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Brandes is the deputy housing authority director in North Chicago and a member of the Lindenfest committee and the Lindenhurst environmental commission.
The hotel is now sitting quite comfortably in the luxury market in Muscat, with "absolutely amazing" figures for February, March and April 2012, says Brandes. April closed with an average occupancy of 86%, and a room rate of AED 1500 (US $408).
Kelvin measurements as applied to IC test do present challenges, Brandes explained: "The targets that need to be contacted with two electrically isolated, mechanically independent probes are very small and closely spaced (and getting smaller and closer)." He cautioned that Kelvin contactors and boards are more expensive than single-contact solutions and may require and more tester resources, potentially reducing the capacity for parallelism.
To organize his entries, Brandes relies upon the Soho formula that Durkan used, which separates items by type of publication into sections, with each section organized internally by chronology.
Brandes said Charter wants to improve the center before seeking tenants for White City's other vacant spaces.
In addition, the Cadis EDM Suite rules engine has enabled the Brandes data management team to quickly create basic rules without relying on the IT department.
"Because," Brandes replied, "every time I *** your wife, she gives me a biscuit."
Seeing them "makes you believe in some kind of divine presence," Brandes said.
Glenn McGrath, the Aussie fast bowler, made him play and miss and shouted down: "Oi, Brandes, why are you so fat?"
At the retrial, Meiwes renewed a detailed confession, telling the court his version of the grisly details of the March 2001 killing of Bernd Juergen Brandes at Meiwes' home in the central town of Rotenburg.
The 44-year-old received the maximum sentence at his retrial for the killing of Bernd-Juergen Brandes, 42.
No More to Hide: An American Wedding Cantata November 16, 20, and 21, San Francisco Lesbian soprano Christine Brandes and the Volti chamber choir present the world premiere of a musical piece dedicated to every couple's right to marry.
In this study, Peter Brandes attempts to relate Faust to Goethe's notion of poetry as a gift that is given to the world, 'eine Welt-and Volkergabe', not by him personally, but by the kind of collective he liked to present himself as in his maturity.