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bald as a coot

Totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's bald as a coot.
See also: bald, coot

be as bald as a coot

To be totally bald. My father had long hair as a teen, but now he's as bald as a coot.
See also: bald, coot

*bald as a coot

 and *bald as a baby's backside
completely bald. (*Also: as ~.) If Tom's hair keeps receding like that, he'll be bald as a coot by the time he's thirty. Fred: Now, I'll admit my hair is thinning a little on the top, butJane: Thinning? You're not thinning, you're as bald as a baby's backside!
See also: bald, coot

as bald as a coot

completely bald.
The coot (Fulica atra) has a broad white shield extending up from the base of its bill. The history of the word bald is somewhat obscure, but analogies with other northern European languages suggest a connection with the idea of ‘having a white patch or streak’.
See also: bald, coot

(as) bald as a ˈcoot

having no hair on your head at all: Why did you buy him a hairbrush? He’s as bald as a coot!
A coot is a black bird with a white patch on its forehead that lives on or near water.
See also: bald, coot
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I kept quiet 'til the last coot was retrieved to hand and walked to the edge of the canal to congratulate Stone.
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Going back many years, I have used this treatment on whole dove, quail, and snipe, plus duck breast, coot breast and cut-up pieces of squirrel and rabbit.
We think companies with international assets or footprints are likely targets, similar to Boots & Coots (which has) 80 percent international (exposure)," Stephens Inc analyst Michael Marino said.
Halliburton, one of the largest energy services provider, has entered into a definitive merger deal to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Boots & Coots, a key player in intervention services and pressure control business.
A COOTS are water birds and have white markings on their heads which can give them the appearance of baldness.
American coots have the cognitive skill to discern their own chicks from impostors.
Summary: Boots & Coots has signed a new Safeguard contract that is worth $45 million for a term of up to 36 months in North Africa that significantly expands its risk management and prevention services in the country.
It has come to my notice that the council's Greenspace Development Team and Birso, the main contractor involved in the renovation, have been granted a licence by Natural England enabling them to destroy the nests of mallards, moorhens, coots, grebes or other water fowl on the Sefton Park lakes, if the nests impinge on the dredging work being undertaken.