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cash on the barrelhead

Payment at the time of service or purchase (as opposed to payment via credit). Well, I guess I'm not replacing my couch right now because the furniture store requires cash on the barrelhead. I'll have to come back after my next paycheck.
See also: barrelhead, cash, on

lock, stock, and barrel

Entirely or completely. Much to his wife's surprise, he cleaned out the basement, lock, stock, and barrel. When my son came home from his football game, he was so hungry that he ate everything in the refrigerator, lock, stock, and barrel.
See also: and, barrel

pork barrel

Government funding made to a particular area or group to win support or popularity there. He won that district's votes by using the pork barrel and paying for a new community building.
See also: barrel, pork

barrel

1. tv. & in. to drink liquor to excess. Stop barreling beer and let’s go home.
2. n. a drunkard. The old barrel was full up and through for the evening.
3. in. to go fast; to speed while driving. She barreled out of here like a bat out of hell.
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The sword of the Guardsman slipped along the barrel of the now-useless weapon, and passed through the thigh of the assassin, who fell.
The officer had followed the brilliant train in the air; he endeavored to precipitate himself upon the barrel and tear out the match before it reached the powder it contained.
As for Porthos, after having hurled the barrel of powder amidst his enemies, he had fled, as Aramis had directed him to do, and had gained the last compartment, into which air, light, and sunshine penetrated through the opening.
Lind me a hand," he said to Hans, with whose assistance he managed to mount the barrel.
Dennin shuffled his feet on the barrel, looked down bashfully like a man making his maiden speech, and cleared his throat.
She threw her weight against the barrel, but it did not overturn.
She could feel her last strength going, and the barrel resisted her.
We didn't have any, only two little rugs that came in a missionary barrel, and one of those had ink spots on it.
7% compared to the same period in 2014, which reached 3,028,500 barrels of regular gasoline.
It's not too tough to switch barrels on an Encore, but does take some time, due to having to remove the screws from the fore-end, tap out the hinge pin, and then reverse the process for the replacement barrel.
Barrel Proof is the Latest Expression in the Newly Packaged Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Collection
In its monthly report released Tuesday, the Paris-based agency said it expects oil demand this year to rise by 700,000 barrels a day, down from its previous estimate of 900,000 barrels a day.
We slowly expanded our barrel program to a few barrels here and there, before beginning our barrel program in earnest at the end of last year.
410 barrels all the way up to fat 12-gauge barrels.
27 million barrels in January and February, against 18,17 million barrels during the same period in 2008, a 31.