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flusher

A toilet. We're going to need a new flusher sooner than later with the way this one clogs at the slightest bit of toilet paper.

four-flusher

One who deceives or bluffs. The phrase comes from poker, in which a "four-flush" is a meaningless hand. (One needs five, not four, cards of the same suit in order to have a flush.) You can't believe a word that fool says—he's a real four-flusher.

flusher

n. a toilet. (Compared to an outhouse.) I hear they put in a flusher over at the Babbits’.

four-flusher

n. a cheater. Bruno is a lousy four-flusher, among other unpleasant things.

four-flusher

A fraud, a bluffer. To hold a four flush in poker is to have four cards of the same suit but not the fifth card that would make a potentially winning hand. Since four of a suit is worthless, a “four-flusher” is gambling that you'll believe her or she has the goods or the right stuff. The suggestion that a four-flusher is so full of crap that getting all of it down the toilet will take four pulls of the handle is an imaginative but incorrect derivation of the phrase.
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Drainage challenges in Nairobi may soon be a thing of the past after the government and Nairobi county acquired a flusher machine for unclogging drainage systems.
A flusher machine costs an approximate Sh25 million.
In compensation, pointers efficiently cover more ground than any hunter cares to walk, and the shooting opportunities provided are likely to increase gunning percentages, compared to those misses caused by being surprised, out of position or too far from the target when a flusher zeroes in and drives a bird into flight.
In the uplands, where a flusher gets bountiful-to-excessive exercise, rotating them makes more sense.
I could have used a flusher (retriever or spaniel), with no danger of the two dogs creating problems for one another.
Running an out-of-control pointer is had enough all by itself, but a disaster waiting to happen if you run him with a flusher, who will almost certainly encourage him to breakpoint and give chase.
So a few years ago, after several years of running my three mutts with each other, I decided to introduce a flusher again.