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Gen Xer

A nickname for a member of Generation X, the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Commonly abbreviated as "Gen Xer." I know it's hard for you to believe, but Gen Xers like me grew up without the Internet.
See also: Gen, Xer

Generation X

A nickname for the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. I know it's hard for you to fathom, but all of us in Generation X had to grow up without the Internet.
See also: generation

Generation Xer

A nickname for a member of Generation X, the generation of people born roughly between 1965 and 1980, between baby boomers and millennials. The name comes from the title of Douglas Coupland's 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. Commonly abbreviated as "Gen Xer." I know it's hard for you to believe, but Generations Xers like me had to grow up without the Internet.
See also: generation, Xer

give it/her the gun

To accelerate or rev an engine. The burglar leapt into the getaway car and yelled, "Give it the gun, the cops are coming!"
See also: give, gun

let her rip

1. To let it go; to start it up. Often used as an imperative. "Her" is used in the same way that some ships and machines are referred to as female. OK, the rocket is ready to launch. Let her rip! I replaced the spark plug, so go ahead and let her rip so we can see if there's any difference. We've spent so long working on this ad campaign that I'm excited to finally let her rip.
2. To do something without inhibition or restraint, typically with great enthusiasm or force. Wow, did you see that kick? He really let her rip. When I'm writing a first draft, I like to just let her rip and not worry about typos or grammar.
See also: let, rip

let her roll

1. To let it go; to start it up. Often used as an imperative. "Her" is used in the same way that some ships and machines are referred to as female. OK, the rocket is ready to launch. Let her roll! I replaced the spark plug, so go ahead and let her roll so we can see if there's any difference. We've spent so long working on this ad campaign that I'm excited to finally let her roll.
2. To do something without inhibition or restraint, typically with great enthusiasm or force. Wow, did you see that kick? He really let her roll. When I'm writing a first draft, I like to just let her roll and not worry about typos or grammar.
See also: let, roll

let's go some place quiet(er)

We should go some place that is private and free from disturbances to continue this conversation. I'm really enjoying talking with you, but it's hard to hear in this noisy restaurant. Let's go some place quieter and keep talking. Hi Daniel, let's go some place quiet to go over your annual employee review.
See also: go, place

let's go somewhere quiet(er)

We should go some place that is private and free from disturbances to continue this conversation. I'm really enjoying talking with you, but it's hard to hear in this noisy restaurant. Let's go somewhere quieter and keep talking. Hi Daniel, let's go somewhere quiet to go over your annual employee review.
See also: go, somewhere

never the twain shall meet

These two people, things, or groups are so fundamentally different from one another that they will never be able to coexist or think alike. Primarily heard in US. My best friend is a staunch conservative, while my brother is a hardcore liberal, and never the twain shall meet.
See also: meet, never, shall, twain

put 'er there(, pal)

Give me your hand so that I can shake it. Typically said as a greeting or in agreement to a deal. ("’Er" is a colloquial shortening of "her.") A: "That's my final offer for the computer." B: "I wish I could get more for it, but you win. Put ’er there!" Put ’er there, pal! I haven't seen you in a donkey's age!
See also: put

the arse is gone right out of her

Said of some situation or set of circumstances that are completely out of control or have gone totally wrong. "The" and "her" are often spelled colloquially as "da" and "'er," respectively. Primarily heard in Newfoundland, Canada. We were all flying high when the economy was booming a few years back, but the arse is gone right out of 'er now!
See also: arse, gone, of, out, right

the fair(er) sex

Females. The term has come to be considered inappropriate due to its emphasis on the physical appearance of women and girls. Did he just say, "members of the fairer sex"? I feel like I'm in a Victorian novel. Senator, if you think it is up to legislators to shield the fair sex, as you say, from shocking or troubling matters, then I'm afraid you're living in the wrong century.
See also: sex
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

Generation X

 and Generation X'er
people reaching puberty during the 1970s and 1980s. Three or four generation X'ers were in the antique store looking eagerly at some of those horrible old dinette chairs from the 1950s.
See also: generation

Put 'er there(, pal).

Inf. Please shake hands with me. Glad to meet you. Put 'er there, pal.
See also: put, there
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

never the twain shall meet

or

ne'er the twain shall meet

LITERARY
People say never the twain shall meet or ne'er the twain shall meet when they believe that there are so many differences between two groups of people or two groups of things that they can never exist together. The British education system is notorious for separating the sciences and the humanities. This academic `ne'er the twain shall meet' policy does not always reflect the needs of the real world. Note: People often vary this expression. For example, they say that the twain should meet or the twain are not supposed to meet. Although they recognised differences between East and West, they went on to argue that the twain should and must meet. Note: `Twain' is an old-fashioned word meaning two. This is a quotation from `The Ballad of East and West' (1889) by the English poet Rudyard Kipling: `Oh, East is East, and West is West, and never the twain shall meet.'
See also: meet, never, shall, twain
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

never the twain shall meet

two people or things are too different to exist alongside or understand each other.
This phrase comes from Rudyard Kipling's poem ‘The Ballad of East and West’ ( 1892 ): ‘Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet’.
See also: meet, never, shall, twain
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

never the ˌtwain shall ˈmeet

(saying) used to say that two things are so different that they cannot exist together: People in the area where I grew up were either landowners or farmers, and never the twain shall meet.
Twain is an old word meaning ‘two’.
See also: meet, never, shall, twain
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

let her rip

Allow an engine to go as fast as possible. An American colloquialism dating from the first half of the nineteenth century, this term presumably was first applied to locomotive or steamship engines. The American journalist Park Benjamin recorded it about 1840: “Another phrase, which often glides in music from the lip, is one of fine significance and beauty, ‘Let her rip!’”
See also: let, rip
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer
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Kasi we owe it to our volunteers, pinaghirapan po nilang kunin ang ERs so hindi po kami titigil hangga't hindi matapos ang encoding ng kada ER," she said.
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Together, these experimental data provide a structural rationale to explain the functional properties of the environmental ligands of ERs at a near-atomic level.
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There are numerous benefits for both the supplier and purchaser who use ERS. The two main categories are summarized as follows: (1) ERS aligns with the reengineering or streamlining of business processes.
For example, `clinic location' is included with `ease of obtaining appointments.' The main evidence of validity is derived from comparing the ERS with global measures of satisfaction such as the CSQ.
There is evidence that hospital administrators are extremely alert to the revenues which can be generated from ERs, and have developed programs to attract private payers (Riffer, 1986).
After 1976, he began concentrating on what had always been his ultimate goal: creating a system of trauma centers for the entire nation, The word went out to his operatives to start pushing their EMS departments to designate trauma centers and implement "triage protocols" the rules instructing ambulances to take seriously injured patients directly to trauma centers, even if it meant bypassing normal ERs closer to the scene of the injury.
As of this writing, 97.36 percent or 85,561 out of 87,851 local and overseas clustered precincts have successfully transmitted their ERs to the Comelec's Transparency Server.
Because of the pleiotropic mechanism of BPA action, BPA is defined as a selective ER modulator that binds to ERs and acts as an agonist in some tissues and as an antagonist in other tissues (Wetherill et al.
'Comelec municipal and provincial election officers should exert all efforts to transmit unreported ERs to reduce the 2.25 percent untransmitted ERs because the numbers are critical in the senatorial contest where the figures among those in Numbers 10 to 14 positions are very close,' Namfrel said in a statement.
The authors found that bisphenol AF strongly and selectively binds to ERs over ERR[gamma].
The Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV) hopes to receive all transmissions of electronic election returns (ERs) nationwide within Tuesday, PPCRV chair Myla Villanueva said.
RESULTS: We found that bisphenol AF strongly and selectively binds to ERs over ERR[gamma].