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double sawbuck

A nickname for the US $20 bill. I don't get paid till next week—any chance you can loan me a double saw?
See also: double, sawbuck


1. verb To copy something. Did you dub this video? The quality is terrible.
2. verb To replace the soundtrack of a film, often to change its language. This movie has clearly been dubbed—that actor's mouth is definitely not saying the English words we're hearing!
3. noun A copy of something. This must be a dub—the quality is terrible.
4. noun A shortening of "double sawbuck," a nickname for the US $20 bill. I don't get paid till next week—any chance you can loan me a dub?

dub in

To add a new recording over previously recorded material. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dub" and "in." If that part of his vocal is garbled, we can just dub in a section of a different take.
See also: dub

dub out

1. To add plaster or a similar substance over a surface in order to make it even. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dub" and "out." You really should have dubbed the wall out before you started painting.
2. To add a dubstep beat to a song or remix a song in the style of dubstep. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dub" and "out." I just can't believe someone dubbed out "Bohemian Rhapsody." What sacrilege. The studio wants to dub the track out a bit more.
See also: dub, out

dub over

To add a new recording over previously recorded material. A noun or pronoun can be used between "dub" and "over." If that part of his vocal is garbled, we can just dub it over with a section from a different take.
See also: dub, over


A way of pronouncing "www" (the initialism for "World Wide Web"), as precedes an Internet address. A: "OK, so the address is dub-dub-dub dot—" B: "Hold on, let me grab a pen."

flub the dub

old-fashioned To fail to do what one is supposed to do; to bungle or botch something. Unfortunately, he is notorious for flubbing the dub in similar roles of authority. Why on earth they would put him in charge is beyond me. Everyone knew her political campaign was over after she flubbed the dub so spectacularly in the 1964 Senate election.
See also: dub, flub
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

dub something in

to mix a new sound recording into an old one. The actor messed up his lines, but they dubbed the correct words in later. They dubbed in his lines.
See also: dub

dub something over

to record a replacement sound over another sound in a recording. They had dubbed over all the dialog in the movie. It doesn't matter if you say a word wrong on the tape. We can dub it over.
See also: dub, over

flub the dub

Inf. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign. Please don't flub the dub this time.
See also: dub, flub
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

double saw(buck)

and double and dub
n. a twenty-dollar bill. (see also sawbuck.) This whole thing only cost a double sawbuck. Can you loan me a dub?
See also: double, sawbuck




1. tv. & in. to duplicate something; to copy something. Dub this and keep a copy yourself.
2. n. a duplicate; a copy. The dub was so poor we couldn’t understand the dialogue.
3. Go to double saw(buck).


and dubya-dubya-dubya
n. double-u, double-u, double-u, the letters WWW found in World Wide Web addresses. (The second version is merely a colloquial pronunciation of double-u, and neither is commonly written or printed.) Our address is dub-dub-dub dot reindeer dot com.

flub the dub

tv. to fail to do the right thing. Martin is flubbing the dub with the fund-raising campaign.
See also: dub, flub
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

flub the dub, to

To loaf or evade duty; also, to bungle or botch. This term dates from the first half of the 1900s and became widely current during World War II. Early on it also was slang for male masturbation, but that sense has not survived. John Hersey used it in G.I. Laughs (1943), “Wanders from barracks to barracks . . . generally flubbing his dub.” And D. Stagg (in Glory Jumpers (1959), “The Air Corps flubbed the dub again and scattered the drop.”
See also: flub, to
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Next, after a period of approximately two weeks, the same participants were required to mark the preference of each pair of dubbed segments on the Dubbing Preference Scale right after watching the two dubbed versions containing the selected words.
Rochen Herr Rochen Sandy Plankton Sandy Plankton Sandy Plankton (11) Dory Dorie Dorie Bruce Bruce Bruce Anchor Anchor Hammer Chum Chum Hart Peach Peach Bella Jacques Jacques Jacques Bloat Puff Puff Deb (& Flo) Deb (& Luv) Lee (& Luv) Chuckles Chuckles Gluckser Barbara Barbara Barbara Nigel Nigel Niels Gerald Gerald Gerald (German pronunciation) Gill Kahn Kahn Crush Crush Crush Squirt Racker Racker Darla Darla Darla A comparison of how the character names are translated in the subtitled and the dubbed version shows clearly that the degree of domestication is higher in the dubbed version: for example, the characters named "Bob", "Ted" and "Bill" in the English original as well as in the German subtitles, are named "Knut", "Alois" and "Urs" in the German dub.
We are sure that Hindi film- makers will consider exploring the Karnataka market,"said A Anuprasad, one of the proponents for dubbed Kannada movies.
Quebec film commissioner Hans Fraikin says it would be a mistake to draw any conclusions from the fact "Tintin" was not dubbed in Quebec.
He said: "Apparently, I can't say 'f***' in a deep enough voice so they dubbed me on Party Girl.
But if you know someone is speaking English and it's dubbed into Welsh, it sounds odd.
Recent Hubble images show that several house-size fragments generated by the breakup of one of the larger chunks, dubbed B, are being pushed in the direction opposite to the sun.
What exactly did Einstein discover in 1905, now dubbed the "miracle year"?
Flush with Paris envy, Congress decided to hold a fair of its own, and it needed to find a host city: After a nasty fight with New York (during which another of New York's editors dubbed Chicago "the windy city" for its politicians' blustery boasts that they would ultimately prevail), Congress awarded the fair to Chicago.
Just days after our victory in the European courts against having British chocolate dubbed 'chocolate substitute', comes this programme celebrating the sweet stuff.
Dubbed audio is essential to extend the global reach of entertainment content and to fulfill consumer expectations in certain territories.
It is also rumored that a few producers have already dubbed a couple of films and are waiting to release them.
But in a real catch 22, the program often cannot be sold if it's not dubbed first.
And with an increasing number of English shows being dubbed in Arabic, television viewing has been given a new twist as regional producers try to make them as relevant to Arabic speakers as possible.
A unit source says: " Due to immense noise at the locations the dialogues of the artistes had to be dubbed. Vidya and Rani's effective voices got ' killed' in the melee of noise on the busy streets.