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buffaloed

Puzzled, perplexed, or completely confused (about a subject or some task at hand). I tried to do well in this class, but I've been buffaloed since we started.
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double buffalo

slang The speed limit of 55 miles per hour. The US nickel, which is worth five cents, at one time featured a picture of a buffalo. Whoa, whoa, cool it with the double buffalo—the speed limit here is 25!
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double nickels

slang The speed limit of 55 miles per hour. "Nickel" refers to the US five-cent coin. Whoa, whoa, cool it with the double nickels—the speed limit here is 25!
See also: double, nickel
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

buffaloed

(ˈbəfəlod)
mod. confused; stumped. These tax forms really have me buffaloed.
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double nickels

and double buffalo
n. the number fifty-five; the fifty-five-mile-per-hour speed limit. (Originally citizens band radio. The buffalo is on one side of the nickel.) You’d better travel right on those double nickels in through here. The bears are hungry. Double buffalo is for trucks. You can go seventy.
See also: double, nickel

double buffalo

verb
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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