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buffaloed

Puzzled, perplexed, or completely confused (about a subject or some task at hand). I tried to do well in this class, but I've been buffaloed since we started.
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double buffalo

slang The speed limit of 55 miles per hour. The US nickel, which is worth five cents, at one time featured a picture of a buffalo. Whoa, whoa, cool it with the double buffalo—the speed limit here is 25!
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double nickels

slang The speed limit of 55 miles per hour. "Nickel" refers to the US five-cent coin. Whoa, whoa, cool it with the double nickels—the speed limit here is 25!
See also: double, nickel

buffaloed

(ˈbəfəlod)
mod. confused; stumped. These tax forms really have me buffaloed.
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double nickels

and double buffalo
n. the number fifty-five; the fifty-five-mile-per-hour speed limit. (Originally citizens band radio. The buffalo is on one side of the nickel.) You’d better travel right on those double nickels in through here. The bears are hungry. Double buffalo is for trucks. You can go seventy.
See also: double, nickel

double buffalo

verb
See also: buffalo, double
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During the riot, black Buffalonians expressed their dissatisfaction with the terrible conditions under which they were forced to live.
Nelson worked with an almost fanatical zeal to convince black Buffalonians that cooperative economics and racial solidarity would enable the race to escape from poverty and economic oppression.
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Later that year, Bronte returned home to Buffalo, New York and in June married a native Buffalonian, Carl Mostiller.
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(5) And though the neighborhood has been hit hard by de-industrialization, with part of the housing stock now put to other uses, the neighborhood is still viewed by Buffalonians as the "Irish" part of Buffalo.
I marvel that many of my fellow Buffalonians echo this nonsense.
For all that Buffalonians beseech, This single game remains beyond their reach.
I was at a Washington DC/HUD-sponsored Smart Growth seminar at the Burchfield-Penney at Buffalo State College some years ago, when then M&T banker and billionaire Robert "Bob" Wilmers patiently listened to young G-men who likely hadn't ever built anything except perhaps putting together some Ikea kit furniture, was telling Buffalonians how to smartly grow their city.
For many Buffalonians, attending Bills games as a teen is a cherished memory.
Fundamentally, I wanted to see how the unfurling story of Irish lace is playing out in the daily lives of Buffalonians. What does this tell us about contemporary efforts to preserve and revive traditions that developed under circumstances that no longer exist?
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The parlance of Buffalonians has termed this effort to transform the governmental structure of Buffalo and Erie County as "regionalism." Support for regionalism gathered steam with the 1999 election of Republican County Executive Joel Giambra, a staunch advocate of consolidation to promote, in the words of a campaign slogan, "better, smarter and cheaper" service delivery.
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