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hot off the press(es)
1. Freshly printed, as of a periodical. The latest edition of the student newspaper is hot off the press, and my class is going to distribute it at lunch. Back in my day, you could tell when a newspaper was hot off the presses because it was actually still hot!
2. Newly-circulating, as of a bit of news or gossip. Did you hear that Mara dumped Jim? It's hot off the press! Hey, it's hot off the presses—Greg got the promotion over Paul.
To draw an ex (X) or series of exes over some written word or name so as to designate its removal or need to be disregarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ex" and "out." A: "Why is Amy's name exed out?" B: "Because she's not coming on the field trip anymore." Just ex out all of the words that you feel need to be deleted in the next draft.
To draw an ex (X) or series of exes over some written word or name so as to designate its removal or need to be disregarded. A noun or pronoun can be used between "X" and "out." A: "Why is Amy's name Xed out?" B: "Because she's not coming on the field trip anymore." Just X out all of the words that you feel need to be deleted in the next draft.
mi casa(,) (es) su casa
Please, treat my home as if it were your own; help yourself while you stay here. Taken from a Spanish phrase that is translated literally as "my house (is) your house." A: "Do you mind if I have some of your cereal in the morning?" B: "Of course I don't mind! Mi casa, su casa!" And here is where you will be staying. Please help yourself to anything in the house—mi casa es su casa.
See also: mi
(there) ain't no free lunch(es)
Nothing is provided or given away for free. "(There) ain't no" is a colloquial way of writing "there is/are no," usually used for emphasis. Ain't no free lunch in this country, pal. If you want money, you've gotta work for it! Sure, I could help get your application pushed through the committee, but there ain't no free lunches. If I help you out, I'll be expecting something in return.
X someone or something out
to mark out something printed or in writing, with Xs. Sally X'd the incorrect information out. Sally X'd out the incorrect information. You should X Tom out. He's not coming. Please X out this line of print.
1. To make X-shaped marks on something to indicate that it should be deleted, canceled, or ignored: The editor will x out any offensive lines in your letter before publishing it. I wrote my number on the sheet and then, thinking again, I x'ed it out.
2. To remove someone or something from a list or record: Many details of the Spanish civil war have been x'ed out of the history books to make room for more recent events. My name should be on the admissions list unless they have decided to x me out.
The final stroke(s) that ensure completion or perfection. The term is derived from painting, that is, the last stroke of the artist’s brush, and was soon transferred to any creative effort, ranging from cake-baking to assembling a costume. Its earliest appearance in print dates from the mid-eighteenth century, and Eric Partridge concluded it became a cliché within a hundred years.
See also: finish