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clip on

1. An earring that clips onto the earlobe, as opposed to being inserted through a piercing. Jen never got her ears pierced, so we're going to need to find her some nice clip ons for her wedding day.
2. A necktie that clips onto the collar, as opposed to being tied. When I was a kid, I used to wear a clip on before I knew how to tie a tie.
See also: clip, on

clip on(to) (someone or something)

To attach something to someone or something else by using a clip. A noun or pronoun can be used between "clip" and "on." Clip on your ID badge before you leave so that you can get back into the building. I clipped the doctor's note onto the rest of my paperwork.
See also: clip

clip something on(to) someone or something

 and clip something on
to attach something to someone or something with a clip. I clipped a little name tag onto him before I put him on the plane. I clipped on a name tag.
See also: clip, on
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His 1,438-pupil Colne Community School in Brightlingsea insists pupils should wear clip-on ties for health and safety reasons.
Teachers at Bishop Ullathorne Catholic School are asking all 11-year-olds starting in their first year at the school to wear clip-ons.
Our clip-ons will ensure high levels of visual clarity and comfort, and an optimum 3D experience.
When it comes to dressing up for the holidays, Kleinman recommends trying Hairdo clip-on extensions, a brand made by Jessica Simpson and Los Angeles hairstylist Ken Paves.
Golla of Finland's new Digi Bags let you carry your digital camera, phone or MP3 in funky little dykey unisex bags instead of those ugly leather clip-ons.
The new K6 Card Clamps have more than twice the holding power of competing models and come already attached to a holder of choice, such as lanyards, retractable reels, and the clip-ons.
Working It: Task lighting, including clip-ons for beds and desks at Cargo Kids; contemporary, colorful styles at Nebraska Furniture Mart.
Custom-made clip-ons for your eyewear * Polarized * Shaped before your eyes in minutes * Lightweight * Durable * Choice of colors
Small sparkling earrings for pierced ears are the safest; clip-ons can be secured with a touch of liquid adhesive.
The sunglasses on offer are wire-framed Aviator, Classic tortoise shell, sturdy half frame and spring hinged clip-ons.
Push-on pins last many times longer than clip-ons and are easier to use.
Faced with appropriate accompanying material such as table tents, menu clip-ons, and server-badges for promotion, the coffee-drinking public seemed to respond positively to their favorite eating place earning such recognition.
The style system guides women through five steps to customize and coordinate their fashion accessories: 1) Pick My Color 2) Choose My Bag 3) Add My Clutch 4) Style My Bag, by adding clip-ons and accessories, and 5) Style Me, which finishes the look with coordinating scarves and jewelry.
The bike features new handle bars that has been designed to resemble clip-ons, a round headlamp and tail lamp, a cafe racer styled fuel tank, rear-view mirrors, headlamp ring, front and rear mudguards, suspension and the silencer are trimmed in chrome.
For visual impact, the white plates and stemware had sculpted clip-ons by Barredo; the coasters were also by the sculptor.