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honey-do list

A list or collection of tasks or jobs one has been requested to perform or undertake, especially household duties or jobs, given to a person by their spouse or romantic partner. It is a pun on "honeydew" (a fruit), with "honey" referring to a common term of endearment, and "do" referring to a "to-do list." All I want to do on the weekends is relax, but my husband always has some honey-do list for me.
See also: list


euphemism Dog feces. If you're going to take the dog for a walk, be sure to take some bags with you for the dog-doo.

mountain dew

1. obsolete slang Scotch whiskey. My grandfather had me and my sister totally perplexed when he asked us to get him a glass of mountain dew with a splash of water in it.
2. obsolete slang Any home-distilled liquor; moonshine. My great-uncle was apparently notorious for supplying the whole region with mountain dew back during prohibition.
See also: dew, mountain


and dog-dew and dog-do (ˈdɔgdu)
n. dog dung. When the snow melts, the sidewalks are covered with dog-doo.



knock the dew off the lily

and shake the dew off the lily
phr. [for a male] to urinate, especially first thing in the morning. (The dew is urine.) He’s up and into the bathroom, knocking the dew off the lily long before I even get my eyes open. I gotta go shake the dew off the lily before I explode.
See also: dew, knock, lily, off

shake the dew off the lily

See also: dew, lily, off, shake

(mountain) dew

1. n. Scotch whiskey. The real mountain dew is smoky-tasting and amber.
2. n. illicit liquor; any liquor. Mountain dew is what I want. As long as it’s not store bought.
See also: dew, mountain


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DEW was admittedly a strong contender for the contract, having already demonstrated its ability to develop innovative products for extreme climates a year earlier, when the company was awarded a $130 million DND contract to manufacture approximately 900 highly deployable baseline military shelters in partnership with a number of Canadian companies.
Concerning condensation of water on cool surfaces, Monteith (1963) stated that under certain field conditions (short, dense canopies; low wind velocities), distillation from soils is the dominant source of dew in agricultural crops.
Dews was last spotted at Western Avenue and Imperial Highway, near Inglewood, Arias said.
Dews then got in and after some terrific bowling was in front 17-15 at the 22nd end.
During this time Dews has remained independent and family-owned - and has remained loyal to its local area, having grown its presence in the area to five brands across four sites and building an enviable reputation with its customers for value, service and reliability.
Sunday Sixteen results - First round: Tony Marren 6 Wayne Dews 21, Peter Hopkinson 17 Ashley Daykin 21, John Wright 5 Craig Gant 21, Dave Scott 21 Gareth McMahon 13, George Fellows 21 Mick Higgins 10, Mark Richardson 21 Mark Bramall 17, Donald Rae 21 Graham Sigsworth 16, Robbie Fitzpatrick 14 Duncan Reeves 21.
Dews took control early on to establish a 13-5 lead and, after that, never looked back before securing a comfortable win.
Richard Dews, President/CEO and founder of One Up Corporation, has made substantial changes during the last three weeks in the beleaguered company after reassuming the tactical operations responsibilities of a recently exited Vice President.
In Sunday's Pairs Final, on an even colder and more icy green, Gant and partner Wayne Dews won the final 21-11 against Eddie Haigh and David Walkden.
In commenting on the Group 1 and Canberra projects, President Richard Dews stated: "These projects represent a company-team effort, particularly for our new in-house marketing department created after the expiration of the IBM agreement.
CRAIGGANTandWayne Dews are favourites to win the pounds 200 top prize in the Griffin Pairs final on Sunday.
WAYNE DEWS took the Griffin Winter Bowling Club by storm with victory in the Examiner Rosebowl.
Dews Motor Group, which was established in 1910 in Brighouse by pioneer driver Ernest Dews, has remained within the wider Dews family over the years.
WAYNE DEWS was the man in form when he lifted his first Sixteen competition success of the season at the Griffin Bowling Club.
Wayne dews beat hot favourite Paul Sigsworth to claim his first Bernard Sigsworth Memorial Handicap final win at the Griffin.