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dip

1. slang A stupid or foolish person. Todd, you dip—did you leave the refrigerator open again? I felt like a total dip after getting the answer wrong.
2. slang A pickpocket. The dips will usually bump into you or do something else to distract you while they relieve you of your valuables.
3. slang An act or instance of pickpocketing. After the dip, the thief hands off the stolen property to an accomplice who flees the scene before anyone notices him.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dip

1. n. a drunkard. (From dipsomaniac.) Buy the dip a drink. That’ll shut him up for a while.
2. and dipper n. a pickpocket. (Underworld.) The dip tried a snatch, but the dupe turned around at the wrong time. The cops picked up three dippers, working as a group, at the fairgrounds.
3. n. a pinch or helping of snuff. He took a dip just before he picked up the bat.
4. n. a wad of chewing tobacco. You could see he had a big dip in his cheek.
5. n. an oaf; a jerk. (Probably from dipshit.) Why are you acting like such a dip?
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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"As dipping is also effective against lice, keds, ticks and blowfly, I am a strong advocate of dipping."
Officers will be visiting farms and smallholdings to seek their assistance and support in improving the use of sheep dip and dipping practices.
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At this time of year, many farmers are dipping flocks to protect against sheep scab, but the chemicals can pollute water supplies and harm aquatic life.
Agency officers are visiting local farms and smallholdings to enlist help and support in improving dipping practices.
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