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skirt chaser

Someone, typically a man, who very actively, persistently, and/or aggressively pursues sexual relations with women. After my brother's girlfriend broke up with him, he started drinking heavily and turned into quite a skirt chaser.
See also: chaser, skirt

ambulance chaser

1. A derogatory term for a person, usually a lawyer, who seeks out the scenes of accidents (where ambulances will respond) in order to profit in some way from those involved, often by encouraging them to engage in a lawsuit. The first person I met after my accident was an ambulance chaser who wanted to represent me in court. The guys at that towing company are real ambulance chasers.
2. By extension, a derogatory term for any lawyer. I can't believe I have to hire a lawyer. I don't trust any of those ambulance chasers!
See also: ambulance, chaser

ambulance chaser

a lawyer who hurries to the scene of an accident to try to get business from injured persons. The insurance companies are cracking down on ambulance chasers.
See also: ambulance, chaser

ambulance chaser

An attorney who seeks to profit from someone's injury or accident; also, an inferior lawyer. For example, Karen refused to join any law firm that included ambulance chasers. The practice of suing for damages on behalf of the injured person in exchange for a contingency fee-usually a large percentage of the amount so won-may be older, but this derogatory term began to be used for lawyers who actively sought out individuals injured in accidents who required an ambulance. [Slang; late 1800s]
See also: ambulance, chaser

an ambulance chaser

An ambulance chaser is a lawyer who contacts people who have been injured to try to get work by giving them legal advice. They describe Mr Edwards as a shameless ambulance chaser claiming that he makes money suing people. Note: This expression is used to express disapproval.
See also: ambulance, chaser

ambulance chaser

and chaser
1. n. a lawyer or entrepreneur who hurries to the scene of an accident to try to get the business of any injured persons. The insurance companies are cracking down on ambulance chasers. A chaser got here before the ambulance, even.
2. n. a derogatory term for any lawyer. (Also a rude term of address.) That ambulance chaser is trying to charge me for reaching his office when I called a wrong number! Three-hundred dollars an hour for what? You two-bit chaser!
See also: ambulance, chaser

chaser

verb

chaser

1. n. an alcoholic drink taken after a nonalcoholic one; beer, water, or some similar liquid drunk after a shot of hard liquor. (see also wash.) I could use a little chaser with this soda.
2. Go to ambulance chaser.
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Staying chasers tend to be much more angular - if you put a Nunthorpe winner in the same field as a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner you could easily distinguish between them.
In the final database, each chaser unit's materials consists of the following: 1) the edited hour-long video containing time-fixed video clips, 2) all video files submitted by the contributor in their original, full-resolution format, and 3) an Excel file providing second-by-second metadata for the period of analysis.
While the real life weather stringers are not faking scenes, as in Night Crawler, they face an escalating need to get better, more dramatic video as storm chasers put themselves in dangerous situations to shoot high-quality video.
The link with the American music legend, who appears on the group's latest album, With A Twist, stretches back to Straight No Chaser opening for Manilow at the Hollywood Bowl in October 2009 - before 17,000 people, SNC's biggest crowd until that aforementioned London date.
The Straight No Chaser concert is accessible for ticketed customers travelling through the terminal on 1 December.
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ABC comedy team the Chaser could not have predicted just how big a year 2007 would turn out to be for them.
During the break, Taylor did indeed reinvent himself (along with fellow Chaser Andrew Hansen) as both a writer and performer of musical comedy, although this was hardly a move guaranteed to ensure longevity on television.
The ceremony saw the Paul Nicholls-trained totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup winner come out the champion two-mile chaser, champion two-and-a-half-mile chaser and the champion three-mile-plus chaser.
Calling Arseneau the "Rodin Chaser," the communication team carefully crafted a media advisory to let local media know they could expect to hear from him.
A rehash of articles from their fortnightly satirical newspaper, 50 Golden Years of the Chaser is the latest offering to hit bookstores from The Chaser team, makers of The Chaser s War on Everything and CNNNN.
That the wreck site still contained remains of crew members was discovered when Jordan and another wreck chaser, David Schurhammer, returned at the request of the niece of the plane's radio operator.
Four of the seven categories were won by Irish-trained horses with War Of Attrition the leading three-mile chaser, Newmill top over two miles and Hi Cloy the champion over two-and-a-half.
JA: And now you've edited this book all about transsexuals, so just answer the question: Are you a tranny chaser or not?