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a chunk of change

A lot of money. I can't wait to file my taxes because I know I'm getting a chunk of change back this year. Wow, nice car! That must have cost a chunk of change!
See also: change, chunk, of

blow chunks

slang To vomit, especially violently or in great amount. I felt like I was going to blow chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: blow, chunk

throw chunks

To vomit, especially violently or in great quantity. Everyone bought John so many drinks on his 21st birthday that he was throwing chunks before midnight. I felt like I was going to throw chunks from seasickness out on that boat.
See also: chunk, throw
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chunk of change

Fig. a lot of money. Tom's new sports car cost a real big chunk of change!
See also: change, chunk, of

chunk something

Rur. to throw something. The kids were out chunking rocks into the lake. Somebody chunked a snowball at me!
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

a chunk of change

A chunk of change is an amount of money, usually a large amount. $2.5 billion would be a fair chunk of change out of the state's health or education budget. Lately they've been making quite a chunk of change.
See also: change, chunk, of
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blow ˈchunks

(American English, slang) vomit (= bring food from the stomach back out through the mouth): Harry is green — looks like he’s going to blow chunks.
See also: blow, chunk
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blow chunks

and blow chow and blow grits and blow lunch
tv. to vomit. She drank too much and left the room to blow chunks. Oh my God! She’s blowing grits on my sofa!
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1. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. (Collegiate.) The cat chunked all over the carpet.
2. in. to do badly; to blunder. Sorry. I really chunked on that last deal.
3. n. a gun considered as a chunk of iron. (Underworld.) You carrying a chunk?
4. n. a fat or stout person. Billie’s getting to be such a chunk!

chunk someone

tv. to beat someone up. Maurice threatened to chunk me.
See also: chunk, someone
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The recalled avocado chunks were distributed at Albertsons, Safeway, Safeway Community Markets, Carrs-Safeway, Eagle, Lucky, Pak N Save, Pavilions, and Vons stores located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, Texas, and Utah.
Thread the pork chunks, onion and peppers onto the skewers.
1 can of Gold Seas Tuna Chunks in Herb and Garlic, 185g
The other is that the data reveals a lot of stream neighborhood; that is, nearby chunks of data incline to remain nearby across backups.
Chunk Chocolates is now open on Three Tuns Wynd in the market town.
Our idea of Merkle tree-based similarity detection, whether a single chunk or a group of chunks, is illustrated in Fig.
Following a successful pilot launch of Mahakosh Hunky Chunky Soya Chunks in select northern markets last year, Mahakosh Hunky Chunky was launched into the Eastern markets in June of this year and now has been launched in markets of Madhya Pradesh as a hygienic, cost effective, protein rich vegetarian meal option.
Ask a 5-year-old who has already learned the alphabet and you'd likely get "five" because they've learned how to chunk all those strokes into familiar letters and numbers.
In this model, a given live stream is equally divided into sub-streams by the sequence number of chunks contained in the stream.
Add the chunks of corned beef and stir them through gently.
In this paper, we propose a novel but simple scheme, namely guarantee mechanism of contingency resource (GMCR), which can improve the quality of service (QoS) of live streaming by deploying a contingency server to provide contingency service for those chunks whose playback deadlines are urgent.
Then I transfer it to an ovenproof or casserole dish, add the chunks of fish and put it in the oven to finish cooking for about 20 minutes.
The video stream is segmented into chunks and is broadcasted to neighbors.
In OFDMA, the broad frequency spectrum is divided into smaller bandwidth frequency resources called chunks. While assigning the frequency units, i.e., chunks, the aim is to reduce the inter-cell interference i.e., the interference caused to each other by two or more neighboring cells that use the same frequency resources.