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rinky-dink

Insignificant or subpar. This rinky-dink old house needs a lot of renovations. I can't wait to get out of this rinky-dinky town and live in the big city.

rinky-dink

(ˈrɪŋkiˈdɪŋk)
mod. cheap; inferior; broken down. I sold my rinky-dink old car yesterday.
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Moore, who has Dolokhov, Rinky Dink Dawn and Battle Of Wits in one claimer, and Joyful Dream and The Night Is Ours in another, said yesterday: "We've taken stables here for the last couple of years and have space for four horses.
Despite the Senecas' tax-free status that gives them an almost insurmountable edge over the average local business person operating in Niagara Falls, if big gaming operators come to town and build a first-class operation, it would soon dwarf the feeble efforts of the Senecas' rinky dink, locals-driven casino.
Lots of rinky dink tea shops, a couple of decent pubs and the best Thai restaurant I've been to (the salt and pepper ribs are still emblazoned on my mind).
And, she adds, the warehouse no longer looks like a "rinky dink" operation, giving donors confidence to make larger food contributions.
As well as the Guinness Book of Records attempt for the 'Biggest Fancy Dress Party' ever on Saturday night, Bestival's friends at Continental Drift (who programmed this year's legendary Lost Vagueness area at Glastonbury) and Area 51 are bringing their finest sideshows and burlesque boutique performance including the infamous The Laundrettas, Sweeney Todd's, Rinky Dink, Hugh Art and the fantastic Miniscule of Sound.
RINKY DINK: Staff from Iceland's new city centre store slip off to try out the temporary rink in Williamson Square
The guitars are backed with a 60s rinky dink organ sound, the vocals gruff and multi-tracked.
The rinky dink panther gained popularity through lengthy Saturday teatime reruns and still remains the "one and only truly original panther, pink panther, from head to toe".
Although he only sired a reported 121 foals, he produced the 2004 Australian Oaks heroine Rinky Dink; Any Given Saturday could prove an attractive option for breeders seeking to diversify from the glut of sires by Danehill.
By RIChIE TaYLOR THE man behind the Island record label has revealed he was unsure about signing a fledgling U2 back in 1980 because he thought their music was "a little rinky dink".
Out of the dual-winning Fuji Kiseki mare Lost Valley, the colt is from the immediate family of the SAJC Australasian Oaks heroine Rinky Dink.
Awesome Humor was one of the best of her sex as a juvenile, when the third of her Graded triumphs came at the top level in the Spinaway Stakes, and among the 59 foals he got in the first of two seasons he spent down under was Rinky Dink, successful in the Australasian Oaks.
Darley Australia had earlier purchased the Group 1 SAJC Australasian Oaks heroine Rinky Dink for AEUR750,000 (pounds 314,754/EUR463,941), and Listed winner Brockman's Lass for AEUR675,000 (pounds 283,279/EUR417,547).
Distorted Humor has also shuttled to Australia, where he made a mark as sire of Group 1 winner Rinky Dink (Australasian Oaks) in his first crop and Tirade, successful in Group 3 company, in his second, but he has not returned Down Under since 2000.
DISTORTED HUMOR (Forty Niner-Danzig's Beauty, by Danzig), whose first crop produced Kentucky Derby/Preakness hero Funny Cide, had another Classic winner on Saturday when his daughter Rinky Dink won the Group 1 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville racecourse.