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Alibi Ike

Someone who constantly makes excuses, so as to shirk duty or responsibility. The name was featured in the 1920s short story "Alibi Ike." A: "Sorry, Mom, I can't do the dishes tonight—I have a baseball game and then homework and also a project that's due tomorrow." B: "Listen, Alibi Ike, I think you can squeeze in washing a few dishes."
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The What's Love Got To Do With It singer says the final straw was when Ike brought home three women to sleep with and called them all - including Tina - "Anne" to save having to remember their names.
For some, it became fashionable to like Ike for the things he did not do: confront Soviet forces in Berlin and Hungary or Chinese ones in Asia; press for a unified Korea; assist America's European allies to reassert colonial holds on Indochina and the Middle East; or allow junior coalition partners to drag the United States into full-scale wars.
Ike's children never reacted, but my oldest son, Craig, was a very emotional kid.
Marshall explained to Ike that the situation in the Philippines and the Far East was urgent.
Because he so disdained politics, Ike wanted to run the executive branch as he had run the army.
The Hale Ike atrium lobby will greet guests with the soothing sounds of nature, vibrant colors from nature's palate of island flora and fauna, the heady fragrance of local flowers and luminous, torch-lit paths that lead visitors from the atrium to their rooms.
SSPEED Center officials say sophisticated storm modeling shows the structure would - in a Category 3 hurricane with wind speeds about 15 percent higher than those during Ike - "significantly reduce storm-surge flooding in both the Houston Ship Channel and in the heavily populated west Galveston Bay communities that are difficult to evacuate."
Cristina Sergio went to Malaysia in 2010, they met a certain Ike whom Sergio confirmed as a Nigerian national.
Ike's Bluff: President Eisenhower's Secret Battle to Save the World.
Those Mississippians are Dawn and Ike Thrash of Hattiesburg, and that horse, Line of David, is just one in the long list of racehorses that has provided them with excitement and anxiety alike in their 30 years of being in the racing business.
Unfortunately for 11-yearold Ike Button, he'll have to stay behind with the women while his older brothers, father and uncles all serve in the Union Army.
A half-Chickasaw elder and wilderness guide to Yoknapatawpha's youth, Sam serves a crucial role in young Isaac ("Ike") McCaslin's miseducation.
The IKE also comes with an LCD television that features ATN promotional videos highlighting the products' technologies.
That Ikechukwu Uzondu's (the protagonist's) uncle is Ngene's chief priest adds to the moral dimensions of Ike's proposed crime.