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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

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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References in classic literature ?
The buffaloes generally keep to the pools and muddy places, where they lie wallowing or basking in the warm mud for hours.
Then Mowgli picked out a shady place, and lay down and slept while the buffaloes grazed round him.
Day after day Mowgli would lead the buffaloes out to their wallows, and day after day he would see Gray Brother's back a mile and a half away across the plain (so he knew that Shere Khan had not come back), and day after day he would lie on the grass listening to the noises round him, and dreaming of old days in the jungle.
At last a day came when he did not see Gray Brother at the signal place, and he laughed and headed the buffaloes for the ravine by the dhk tree, which was all covered with golden-red flowers.
These buffaloes will not charge unless they wind him, and I cannot speak their language.
Keep the cows and calves together, and the bulls and the plow buffaloes by themselves."
The other herd children, watching with the cattle half a mile away, hurried to the village as fast as their legs could carry them, crying that the buffaloes had gone mad and run away.
He was soothing the buffaloes now by voice, and Akela had dropped far to the rear, only whimpering once or twice to hurry the rear-guard.
"Now thou knowest!" and the torrent of black horns, foaming muzzles, and staring eyes whirled down the ravine just as boulders go down in floodtime; the weaker buffaloes being shouldered out to the sides of the ravine where they tore through the creepers.
Akela and Gray Brother ran to and fro nipping the buffaloes' legs, and though the herd wheeled once to charge up the ravine again, Mowgli managed to turn Rama, and the others followed him to the wallows.
At the upper end of the lodge was a kind of hunting and warlike trophy, consisting of two buffalo heads garishly painted, surmounted by shields, bows, quivers of arrows, and other weapons.
In a little while the braves and sages began to enter one by one, as their names were called or announced, emerging from under the buffalo robe suspended over the entrance instead of a door, stalking across the lodge to the skins placed on the floor, and crouching down on them in silence.
An auctioneer shouted prices to a crowd carrying stacks of rupees in the residence's backyard, where the shiny, black buffalos for sale were tied to nearby trees.
Lahore -- PM House's buffalos have been offered for auction.