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gully washer

An extremely heavy rainstorm that usually lasts a short amount of time. That gully washer at 3 AM woke me up because the pouring rain was so loud on the roof!
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be the chief cook and bottle washer

To be involved in many aspects of a particular situation. Because so many people have left our department recently, I'm the chief cook and bottle washer, doing every little task that comes up.
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chief cook and bottle washer

One who is involved in many aspects of a particular situation. Because so many people have left our department recently, I'm the chief cook and bottle washer, doing every little task that comes up.
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chief cook and bottle washer

Fig. the person in charge of practically everything (such as in a very small business). I'm the chief cook and bottle washer around here. I do everything.
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chief cook and bottle-washer

a person who performs a variety of important but routine tasks. informal
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head cook and bottle washer

and chief cook and bottle washer
n. someone who is in charge of trivial things as well as the important things. Ten years I’m here, and I’m just the head cook and bottle washer. The chief cook and bottle washer ends up doing everything that has to be done.
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chief cook and bottle washer

verb
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chief cook and bottle washer

Individual who has most of the many and quite varied responsibilities in an enterprise. This slangy Americanism originated in the first half of the 1800s. Alluding to kitchen duties, the term is used far more broadly, as in “Mr. Miller described himself as the ‘president, chief cook and bottle washer’ of his company” (New York Times, Nov. 7, 1992).
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So you will need a washer that can help you with that, this will not only make it eco-friendly but budget friendly as well.
Using the Ball Lock Washers also allows for the application of lubricant on both ends of the stud and therefore more opportunities for ample bolt load application during assembly and decreased opportunity for galling or seizing during disassembly.
1) Push the center of the shoelace through the hole in one of the washers, forming a loop.
No injuries were reported by those complaining of the faulty GE washers, the commission said, although the washer's basket can separate during use and break the washer's top panel.
For this reason, the cost of a top-load washer will far exceed the cost of a front-load washer over its useful life.
Some washers include a separate pump to introduce purified water into the chamber, eliminating the need to buy it separately.
6 Look inside the container to make sure that the rubber bands aren't twisted and that the washers aren't touching the container's sides.
A week earlier, the nation's leading appliance chain displayed four Energy Star washers -- a Kenmore Elite, Whirlpool and two Maytag Neptunes -- at $999.
But because laboratories employ such a wide array of chemicals and materials--many of which are not water soluble--glassware washers must not only be versatile, but also extremely powerful.
Continental Girbau emphasizes introducing high-speed, soft-mount washers into long term care facilities.
Pressure washers are so much fun to use--and show such dramatic and quick results--that you'll be begging to clean your neighbors' siding, driveways and cars once you've finished your own.
size and shape of CSR samples are still to define; washers commonly used in the Jamak jig do not yield in uniform compressive stresses: also, exposure to fluids, amount of straining and thermal cycling are still not understood.