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galloping dandruff

slang Lice. Ugh, I'm so itchy—I really hope it's not galloping dandruff.
See also: dandruff, galloping

motorized dandruff

dated slang Small insects, especially lice. The soldiers of World War I were tormented by trench foot and motorized dandruff between skirmishes with the enemy.
See also: dandruff, motorize

walking dandruff

Cheyletiellosis, a contagious skin disease affecting dogs and cats cause by an infestation of parasitic Cheyletiella mites. The condition causes excessive dandruff, but the euphemistic name also refers to the fact that the mites are large enough to be seen moving on the top layer of the animals skin. The poor animal was crawling with walking dandruff by the time his owners brought him in for treatment. That's not just dandruff on your cat—that's walking dandruff. You'll need to see a vet about that.
See also: dandruff, walking
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

walking dandruff

and galloping dandruff
n. lice. (see also pants rabbits.) The bum called his lice “walking dandruff.” I don’t know anybody with galloping dandruff—I hope.
See also: dandruff, walking

galloping dandruff

verb
See also: dandruff, galloping
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Though looking for dandruff samples in long-dead dinosaur fossils sounds a tad weird, the discovery - which has been designated as the first as well as the oldest-known evidence of skin shedding in dinosaurs - is giving paleontologists insight into the early evolution of the weird skin feature and how it used to differ from the case of dandruff in modern-day animals.
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-- Unilever's Dove Hair brand has introduced Dove DermaCare Scalp Series, which the company says addresses the needs of women who have traditionally had to sacrifice the health of their hair in order to fight dandruff.
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