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cast aside

1. To physically move something that is blocking one's path. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "aside." Sorry there's so much junk in here right now—just cast those books aside and have a seat.
2. To ignore, overlook, or reject someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cast" and "aside." Of course I'm not trying to cast you aside, you're my best friend! I simply haven't had time to call you this week. To attempt that daring jump on your bike, you'll need to cast aside your fears.
See also: aside, cast

dispose of (someone or something)

1. To get rid of someone or something. The CEO is apt to dispose of any manager who does not agree with him all the time. After our basement flooded, we had to dispose of most of the boxes we’d stored down there.
2. To settle or resolve something. Jean is the best editor in the writing center, so she'll definitely dispose of any issue in your paper.
3. To relocate, sell, or give something away. Once I move into the city, I'll need to dispose of my car.
4. slang To kill someone. We need to dispose of the informant before he goes running to the police again.
See also: dispose, of

cast someone aside

 and cast someone off; cast someone away
Fig. to dispose of someone; to reject or discard someone. He simply cast his wife aside, and that was it.
See also: aside, cast

cast something aside

 and cast something off; cast something away
to throw something away. You can't just cast aside a new coat that you've only worn once.
See also: aside, cast

dispose of someone

Sl. to kill someone. (See also dispose of someone or something.) Max suggested that he would dispose of Lefty if Lefty continued to be a pest. The boss ordered Max to dispose of Lefty.
See also: dispose, of

dispose of someone or something

to get rid of someone or something. (See also dispose of someone.) How can I dispose of this bothersome customer? Where shall I dispose of this wastepaper?
See also: dispose, of

Man proposes, God disposes.

Prov. People may make plans, but they cannot control the outcome of their plans. Jill: Are you really going to be able to finish writing your novel by the end of the year? Bob: Man proposes, God disposes.
See also: dispose, god, man

dispose of

1. Attend to, settle, deal with, as in He quickly disposed of the problem. [Early 1600s]
2. Transfer, part with, as by giving away or selling. For example, They wanted to dispose of the land as soon as possible. [Second half of 1600s]
3. Get rid of, throw out, as in Can we dispose of the trash in this barrel? Oliver Goldsmith had this idiom in She Stoops to Conquer (1773): "I'm disposing of the husband before I have secured the lover." [Mid-1600s]
4. Kill or destroy; also, humorously, consume. For example, The king was determined to dispose of his enemies, or John disposed of the cake in no time. [Second half of 1800s]
See also: dispose, of

cast aside

1. To throw or push something or someone out of the way: I cast my coat aside so that he could sit down. She cast aside the boxes in front of the door.
2. To reject or disregard something or someone: The commander cast aside all caution and ordered the troops to charge the fort. I knew you would cast me aside once you became famous.
See also: aside, cast

dispose of

1. To throw out or get rid of something: The government hired contractors to dispose of the nuclear waste.
2. To settle or attend to some problem, question, or situation: We quickly disposed of the problem before anyone found out.
3. To transfer or part with something, as by giving away or selling it: The bank disposed of its bad loans.
4. To kill or destroy someone: The dictator disposed of all his enemies.
See also: dispose, of

dispose of someone

in. to kill someone. The boss ordered Max to dispose of Lefty.
See also: dispose, of
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A horizontal carve-out, which disposes of only part of the taxpayer's interest in the property, generates ordinary income.
3) In Manrell, the court expanded the Fortino doctrine, holding that a "right to compete," which a taxpayer disposes of when entering into a non-competition agreement, is not a "right" that constitutes "property" for income tax purposes.
If a taxpayer disposes of the stock in a disqualifying disposition, the income may be characterized as both wages and capital gain:
Antelope Valley Realtors plan to gather today at the HUD office in downtown Los Angeles to protest the agency's plans for changing how it disposes of homes.
Effective January 1, 1997, it provided that "whoever knowingly and willfully disposes of assets (including the transfer in trust) in order for an individual to become eligible for medical assistance under a State plan under title XIX, if disposing of the assets results in the imposition of a period of ineligibility for such assistance.
As a liquidating company, the REIT returns capital to shareholders after it disposes of mortgages.
5% interest in the acquiring company, with a nominal value of (pound)3m, which may be disposed of at the same time as CCP disposes of its shareholding in the future.
Let's say, for example, that a taxpayer disposes of land and building property he has owned for six years with a value of $3 million and an adjusted basis of $1 million.
If T then disposes of them, the loss will be immediately recognized through a decrease (increase) in the gain (loss) recognized on the stock sale, whether or not there is any unrecognized gain in the remaining shares held by T.
The issues involved when a taxpayer disposes of either a portion of his or her mutual fund holdings or his or her entire interest underscore the importance of maintaining good records.
The ruling disposes of DBI's case against Identix's TP-600 product.
This would entail that (1) the charity direct and control the LLC's conduct, (2) the charity own the property until the LLC disposes of it, (3) the LLC provide regular reports to the charity on finances and advertising and (4) the charity has the right to audit and inspect the LLC's records.
1031 nonrecognition provisions if, within two years of the date of the last transfer, either the related person disposes of the relinquished property or the taxpayer disposes of the replacement property.
The basis-redetermination rule would not apply if the group disposes of all of the S stock in a single tax year, in one or more fully taxable transactions, or if the group were allowed a worthless stock deduction for such stock.
In such a case, if the taxpayer disposes of the like-kind property received from the related party, or the related party disposes of the property received from the taxpayer, with either disposition occurring within two years of the exchange, the taxpayer must recognize all the gain on the initial exchange.
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