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ding up

1. To make several small dents or nicks on the surface of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ding" and "up." I dinged up my brand new bike when I crashed. That hailstorm really dinged up my car.
2. To injure someone or a part of someone's body, especially in a minor or superficial way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ding" and "up." He dinged up his leg in practice, but he should be ready to play in the game this Friday. A: "I heard you were in a car an accident on the way to work! Are you OK?" B: "I got dinged up a bit, but I'm fine."
3. To negatively affect someone on an emotional or psychological level, especially their ego or pride. A noun or pronoun can be used between "ding" and "up." It dinged my ego up a bit to admit that I had been wrong. The crash dinged up my pride more than anything else.
See also: ding, up

Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!

cliché A humorous exclamation said when someone answers or guesses something correctly or is considered the best in some competition. Often used sarcastically. A: "OK, first person to tell me what X equals in this equation gets five points of extra credit." B: "Oh, I know, it's 41!" A: "Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!" A: "We're trying to think of the worst baby names." B: "My cousin George named his baby 'Seven.'" A: "Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Gosh, what on earth were they thinking?"
See also: have, we


1. One who is stupid or foolish. Geez, he keeps pulling on a door that's clearly marked "push"—what a ding-a-ling.
2. vulgar slang A penis. I don't want to see your ding-a-ling—pull up your pants!


1. noun One who is stupid or foolish. Geez, he keeps pulling on a door that's clearly marked "push"—what a ding-dong.
2. noun, vulgar slang A penis. I don't want to see your ding-dong—pull up your pants!
3. adjective Characterized by the rapid exchange of something. Geez, I can't keep up with their ding-dong arguing.


One who is stupid or foolish. Geez, he keeps pulling on a door that's clearly marked "push"—what a dinghead.

mother lode

1. In mining, the main source of a mineral in a given area. We haven't hit the mother lode of silver quite yet—but we will!
2. By extension, an abundance of something. I wasn't looking to expand my record collection, but I sure hit the mother lode when I cleaned out my parents' attic! It's an exciting time to be a researcher in this field, as a mother lode of new data was recently released.
See also: lode, mother


1. slang A wild or lavish party, festivity, or celebration. The popstar is known for throwing the wildest wingdings in all of California. I'm glad you had fun at your little wingding, but you and your friends nearly destroyed our house!
2. slang By extension, anything great, wild, or excessive. Usually used in the form "a wingding of a…." Mary and I had a wingding of a fight over the finances last night. We were expecting a wingding of a party, but it turned out to be pretty lame.
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1. tv. to shoot, dent, or knock something. The rock dinged my left fender.
2. tv. to negate; to cast out; to blemish. The reviewer dinged the book, but it sold well anyway.
3. n. a dent or blemish. The hail put a lot of dings in the hood of my car.


n. a stupid person; a giddy person who hears bells. This ding-a-ling comes up and asks me for a dollar for the orphans. I tell her I got all the orphans I can use at any price.


1. n. the penis. (Usually objectionable.) He held his hands over his ding-dong and ran for the bedroom.
2. n. a stupid person of either sex. You silly ding-dong! Try again.
3. mod. damned. (A euphemism.) Get your ding-dong junk outa my way!


n. a stupid person. Shut up, you stupid dinghead.


and wing-ding
1. n. a love affair; a sexual affair. Sam and Martha brought their little whing-ding to an end.
2. n. a gadget. I’ve never seen one of these little wing-dings so banged up.
3. and whinger n. a wild drinking party; drinking spree. Fred had one of the best whing-dings this town has ever seen.


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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