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high roller

Someone known for spending or gambling large amounts of money. The back room at the casino was reserved exclusively for high rollers willing to play for big stakes. Jack was known as a real high roller, impressing everyone with his expensive cars, flashy jewelry, and nice clothes.
See also: high, roller

roller coaster

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, roller

roller coaster ride

A series or period of drastic changes that occur without warning. After she graduated from college, her life became a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs as she tried to establish herself as a fashion designer.
See also: coaster, ride, roller

pill roller

slang Someone, especially a medical doctor, who is authorized to prescribe medication. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Being a psychiatrist is about a whole lot more than being a pill roller—medication should be the very last resort when treating a patient. You shouldn't go to some pill roller every time you have a cough. You're body doesn't need all those drugs in it.
See also: pill, roller

*awkward as a cow on a crutch

 and *awkward as a cow on roller skates
very clumsy or off balance. (*Also: as ~.) When Lulu was overweight, she was awkward as a cow on a crutch. Tom will never be a gymnast. He's as awkward as a cow on roller skates!
See also: awkward, cow, crutch, on

high roller

Fig. a gambler who bets heavily. They welcomed me at the casino because I had the same name as one of their high rollers.
See also: high, roller

a roller-coaster ride

If you describe an experience as a roller-coaster ride, you mean that parts of it were very good and parts of it were very bad. Markets on both sides of the Atlantic have had a roller coaster ride over the past five days. The past week was an emotional roller-coaster ride for these people.
See also: ride

a roller-coaster ride

an experience in which circumstances change rapidly and in a volatile manner from one extreme to another.
2004 BBC News: Business Shares have been on a rollercoaster ride, with US shares plunging and then recovering twice over.
See also: ride

high roller

n. a big gambler who risks much money; anyone who takes risks. (Refers to rolling dice.) Rocko is a high roller and isn’t afraid to lose some money.
See also: high, roller


and pill-roller and pill-peddler
n. a nickname for a physician. I went to the infirmary, but the pill-pusher wasn’t in. The lousy pill-roller just gave me some aspirin.




n. a police car. There are rollers in the next block, driving slow, looking for someone.
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IRI rubberized rollers with resilient and even surface give long and efficient service life.
Celebs from Katie Price and Coleen Rooney to Amy Childs and Lucy Mecklenburgh have been spotted out in their rollers and it's catching on in Scotland.
1 Check that the roller has a heavy wire frame and that you'll be able to get replacement sleeves (the bit you apply paint with), so you don't have to bin the whole roller when the sleeve gets worn or you fail to clean it properly.
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Menges Roller has steadily increased its presence in the field of liquid-filled double-shelled heat transfer rollers.
Middlesbrough Milk Rollers' Ella Storey, above, Terri Sudron, below left, and Jayne Randall, below, are the Teesside lasses hopeful of booking their spot on the England squad for the 2014 Roller Derby World Cup
The top and bottom guide rollers behind the scraper's bowl are out of plain view because of their location.
It's handy to have a roller with an open end because this allows you to slot an extension pole into it for painting ceilings and high walls (you can also get extension poles/rollers in one).
However, for many single-store operators, the all-important roller grill category is difficult to navigate.
These tube rollers enable the bearing to rotate without slippage under all load conditions.
The unloaded row of rollers changes the position of rolling bodies, according to the clearance between the inner components of bearing.
Designed to keep high-density PE pipe off the ground and clean, the rollers can be paired with several pieces of McElroy equipment to reduce manpower and heavy machinery required to maneuver pipe.
On an ARB-equipped conveyor, the product rests on free-spinning belt rollers rather than on the belt surface.