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cowboy up

To act tough and determined, like a stereotypical cowboy. Come on, dude, cowboy up! We can totally make that jump on our bikes!
See also: cowboy, up

drugstore cowboy

1. A young man who loiters in public places, such as on street corners or outside of drugstores, especially in the attempt to impress or woo young women. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. I hate going through this area, there's always a few drugstore cowboys cat-calling me when I pass by.
2. A person who dresses and acts like a cowboy but who has never worked as one and has none of a cowboy's skills or experience. Originally a reference to extras in Hollywood western films (who would remain in costume off set), it later extended to anyone who wears cowboy clothing purely for the purposes of style or affectation. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. The senator accused his challenger of being a drugstore cowboy—a city slicker who had no idea what it meant to live or work in the rural countryside.
3. One who sells, steals, and/or gets high on prescription or over-the-counter medications. Primarily heard in US, South Africa. Police apprehended a drugstore cowboy who held up a local pharmacy and made off with loads of prescription medication.
See also: cowboy

cowboy

n. a reckless and independent man; a reckless driver. (Also a term of address.) Come on, cowboy, finish your coffee and get moving.

drugstore cowboy

n. a male who hangs around drugstores and other public places trying to impress women. You don’t see the old drugstore cowboys around this part of town anymore.
See also: cowboy

drugstore cowboy

A derisive phrase for a fashionably dressed man who loitered around public places trying to pick up women. The phrase, which may have originated with movie cowboys who wore their costumes when they broke for lunch, brings to mind the fashion plate's inability to ride anything more challenging than a drugstore counter stool.
See also: cowboy
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His thorough and detailed introductions concerning each song coupled with his engaging anecdotes provide information about the history of these works and shed light both on the nature of his own musical life and on cowboy and folk culture of the mid-twentieth century.
At some point the cowboys tried to burn down the shack, but that didn't work, so eventually, they blew up part of the shack with dynamite.
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Yentzen showed the young man how to build calls, and Cowboy brought over a strap full of teal as often as he could, more interested in George's ducks over rice than the call-making business.
Slightly less than a month after Cowboy's started the delicate operation, they had furnished all recovered debris to the Directorate of Civil Aviation, restored both sites, and repatriated the entire recovery crew.
"No one was doing an Indian, (the Cowboy and I) have a word-of-mouth contract.
The cowboy myth centrally involved grown men like Roy Rogers or Gene Autry playing--putting on costumes in order to become the "Roy Rogers" or the "Gene Autry" that the costumes represent and encouraging child viewers to do the same.
Summary: Daniel Craig has revealed that starring in sci-fi western film Cowboys and Aliens fulfilled a wish that he had to play the role of a cowboy.
After its likelihood of confusion analysis, the district court ruled in favor of the Cowboys, holding that the Cowboys had trademark priority over ATP with respect to the term "America's Team." However, the court stopped short of pronouncing the Dallas Cowboys as "America's Team" much to the chagrin of Cowboy fans, conceding only that the Dallas Cowboys have trademark priority over this particular defendant, leaving open the possibility that another sport team or trademark holder could have a claim superior to the Cowboys.
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THE RECENT DEATH of Heath Ledger, who made his way into gay cultural history by playing a cowboy with homosexual tendencies in Brokeback Mountain, brings to mind the odd but ongoing presence of the cowboy in gay imagery for more than half a century.