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a boon and a bane

Something that is both good and bad at once. We're short-staffed right now, so all this work we've gotten lately is both a boon and a bane
See also: and, bane, boon

a boon or a bane

Something that is either good or bad. All this work is either a boon or a bane—we'll find out which when we see if the workers can keep up with it all.
See also: bane, boon

ace boom-boom

One's close friend. Oh, I'm sure he invited Dave—that's his ace boom-boom.
See also: ace

ace boon-coon

A reclaimed term in the black community for one's close friend. However, it is potentially offensive due to "coon" being a racial slur. Oh, I'm sure he invited Dave—that's his ace boon-coon.
See also: ace

boon companion

One's close or closest friend, especially someone with whom one enjoys spending time or sharing activities. My wife and I are also boon companions—we do everything together!
See also: boon

ace boom-boom

and ace boon-coon
n. one’s good and loyal friend. (Black. Ace boon-coon is not as common as the first entry and is objected to because of coon.) Hey girlfriend, you are my ace boom-boom. Where is my old ace boon-coon, bro?
See also: ace

ace boon-coon

verb
See also: ace

boon

in. to leave the road in a car for the boondocks. Tom has a four-wheel-drive so we can really boon!

boon companion

A favorite friend, a convivial associate. Now on its way to obsolescence, the adjective “boon” comes from the French bon, for “good,” and has meant “jolly” since the twelfth century. As for the pairing with “companion,” several sources cite the Roman epigrammist Martial, who wrote nulli tefacias nimis sodalem, which has been translated as “to no man make yourself a boon companion.” The association with drinking was made explicit by John Arbuthnot (The History of John Bull, 1712): “A boon companion, loving his bottle and his diversion.”
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Grieving grandad Derek Looms - whose Hartshill home overlooks the 100ft deep Boons Quarry - had watched through binoculars as a police helicopter circled overhead on Tuesday evening, without realising that it was part of a 999 rescue operation for grandson Jay Harris.
This year Mills and Boon are celebrating 100 years of publishing.
The company was started in 1908 by two Englishmen, Gerald Mills and Charles Boon, who aimed to publish a mix of fiction and non-fiction before focusing on the lucrative market for romantic novels.
Now 200million Mills & Boon books are sold worldwide every year, more than 13million of them in Britain.
* "All your [Bill Feldman's] analogies are good ones--the internet is revolutionizing the world's communication in ways we hadn't even imagined-and will clearly be a tremendous boon for society (and probably the economy).