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rib (one)

To tease, fool, or joke with one. I'm just ribbing you, Tom—I'm not upset at all! I thought you were being serious; don't rib me like that!
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stick to the/(one's) ribs

Of food, to be hearty and sustaining. I'm sick of eating nothing but fruit and vegetables—give me something that will stick to the ribs. Have a bowl of my famous chili, it will stick to your ribs in this cold weather.
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A particularly funny joke. My dad loves corny jokes, so I bought him a book of rib-ticklers. You should try to slip a few rib-ticklers into your speech to help keep your audience engaged.

stick to one's ribs

Fig. [for food] to last long and fortify one well; [for food] to sustain one even in the coldest weather. This oatmeal ought to stick to your ribs. You need something hearty on a cold day like this. I don't want just a salad! I want something that will stick to my ribs.
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stick to the ribs

Be substantial or filling, as in It may not be health food but steak really sticks to the ribs. This idiom was first recorded in 1603.
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stick to your ribs

(of food) be very filling.
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1. n. a joke; an act of teasing. I didn’t mean any harm. It was just a little rib.
2. tv. to tease someone. Please don’t rib me any more tonight. I’ve had it.


n. a joke; something very funny. That was a real rib-tickler. I’ll remember that joke.

stick to (one's) ribs

To be substantial or filling. Used of food.
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stick to the ribs

To be filling and satisfying. This description of enjoying one’s food dates from at least 1603: “Some one . . . hath offred her such Kindnes as sticks by her ribs a good while after” (Wilson, The Bachelor’s Banquet). It appeared in John Ray’s proverb collection of 1670 as well.
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ribes methanol extracts (12.50 [micro]g/mL) obtained using the three extraction methods are shown in Table 4.
Data Analysis Following the analysis of previous studies (Ribes & Contreras, 2007; Ribes et al., 2005; Ribes & Sanchez, 1992) a polynomial regression was calculated.
La discrepancia entre los resultados observados por Ribes y sus colaboradores (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000a, 2000b, 2002) y los reportados por otros autores permite suponer que la baja precision del responder en la situacion de discriminacion condicional de dos opciones, reportada por Serrano (2016) y por Serrano y Garcia (2017), se haya debido no a la disponibilidad limitada de reforzamiento implementada en cada caso, sino a que las ratas enfrentaron dicha condicion de entrega de agua despues de dos condiciones en las que el liquido se entrego segun arreglos contingenciales distintos.
Tampoco puede comerse la palabra quesadilla, pero las circunstancias y su experiencia de comer quesadillas lo han conducido a experimentar el desligamiento funcional: "El desligamiento es esencial para definir la conducta psicologica o interconducta, pues lo que la distingue del comportamiento biologico es su plasticidad interactiva con el ambiente" (Ribes & Lopez, 1985, p.
If this analogy is accepted, it must be noted that only for two of the three rats from the Constant Group -rats R4 and R6- response proportions along VT, FT and CRF "links" progressively increased as mentioned earlier and, additionally, that such increment was only observed in the experimental sessions in which response frequencies were higher during [t.sup.D] than during [t.sup.[DELTA], that is to say, those sessions in which, according with the metrics by Ribes and Torres (1996; 1997) and Ribes et al.
Many state laws remain, some restricting all Ribes, some allowing gooseberries but not currants, and others that are officially no longer enforced.
Al decir de Ribes (1990): "La practica didactica debe reflejar las circunstancias y caracteristicas del comportamiento inteligente deseado en el aprendiz y, de este modo, asegurar la efectividad de la ensenanza en lo que concierne a la relacion desempeno-producto" (p.
When the fungus first hit in 1909, a massive eradication effort, including a ban on ribes, helped stem the destruction.
Lopez Ribes submitted a painting to a competition held at the Vatican Pontifical Academies.
Ribes appeared before a disciplinary hearing in Dublin after receiving the red card for kicking an opponent during the 36-3 thrashing at Stadium Municipal.
Since the development of rust-resistant currants and pines, growers are once again interested in Ribes culture and marketing.
Investigaciones recientes de las que Ribes se hace eco en su introduccion (29-30), ademas de mis propias indagaciones, apuntan como origen del primer Volpone "espanol" a una version libre, en frances, de dicha obra, a cargo de Jules Romain (1928), quien a su vez la habia traducido y adaptado de la tambien version libre, en aleman, del austriaco Stefan Zweig (1926).
Data House products will continue to be available in Italy through Ribes S.p.a., a bank-owned software company in which Data House holds a minority share.
(2.) Duval P, Champetier de Ribes G, Ranjalahy J, Quilici ML, Fournier JM.