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you crumb

An interjection said to a repulsive or irritating person. Oh, you crumb! How could you leave the house this filthy? I can't believe you tried to run the bill up on us, you crumb!
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crum up

slang To ruin something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "crum" and "up." You crummed up this report so much that I can't even fix it!
See also: crum, up

crum something up

 and crumb something up
Sl. to mess something up. Who crummed the bird feeder up? Now don't crum up this deal. Who crumbed up my room?
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crumbs from someone's (or a rich man's) table

an unfair and inadequate or unsatisfactory share of something.
Luke 16:21 describes the beggar Lazarus as ‘desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table’.
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crum something up

and crumb something up
tv. to mess something up; to louse something up. (See comments at crumb.) Now, don’t crum up this deal.
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crumb something up

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n. a repellent person. (From an old slang word for a body louse. Most of the crum(b) entries refer to lice or lousy.) The old man was a real crumb and tried to cheat us.


and crumb-crusher
n. a child. How many crumb-crunchers do you have at home.


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During his tenure, Crumb has been responsible for overseeing capital projects planning for various water and wastewater expansions and the expansion of the distribution and collection systems from approximately 2,000 miles of pipe in 1983 to over 3,500 miles of pipe each in 2014.
It wasn't made as a wall hanging piece," Crumb said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Mr Crumb had pleaded for anyone who may have seen the car or his wife to contact police who had "grave concerns for her welfare".
This new collection of thirteen essays and an introduction honors George Crumb on his seventy-fifth birthday.
In addition to its full line of breadcrumbs, batters and breadings, Japanese-style Crumb from Southeastern Mills offers superior performance with fish, shrimp, chicken or vegetables.
Crumb rubber is produced by chopping and grinding up waste tires to a desired size, cleaning the rubber, and removing any metal particles.
6) Mid-size crumb, which I describe as minus-1/4 and plus-20 mesh, is also growing at better than 50 percent primarily because of the infill market, but also because of sustained growth in the industrial markets (mostly compression molding).
With floured fingers, press 1 3/4 cups crumb mixture onto bottom of prepared baking pan; reserve remaining mixture.
Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Rocky Mountain region (Region 8) Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) received three telephone inquiries from parents concerned about health risks to children exposed to a recycled tire crumb product used as a soil additive, or "amendment," on school playgrounds.
Markus' products are often the hidden ingredient in a finished recipe and on this occasion the crumbs are wrapped around a piece of top quality British Beef, the triumph was as much a success for Dalehead Foods, Waitrose and Tracklements as it was for Markus.
Spring 2005 should have been called 'Robert Crumb season' in London.
Michael Davey, a plant manager at the McVitie's Product Development Lab in High Wycombe, feeds a biscuit to a motorised mannequin to test the amount of crumbs biscuits produceStaff at the McVitie's laboratory in High Wycombe, designed the Crumb Test Dummy while developing a new orangeflavoured chocolate digestive.
Echoes of Time and the River" won the 1968 Pulitzer Prize for celebrated American composer George Crumb and "Star-Child" earned him a 2001 Grammy for Best Contemporary Composition, but he believes the piece that stands the best chance for immortality is "Black Angels.