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1. To eject someone from an establishment without serving them. The boss hates this guy and wants us to 86 him.
2. To cancel or stop something. Why would they 86 the plans for renovations? The building is practically falling apart.
3. To dispose of something. Ugh, can we please 86 the cole slaw? Just looking at it is making me nauseous.

eighty-six something

Sl. to throw something away. Let's eighty-six this stew and go out and get some decent pizza.


and 86
tv. to dispose of someone or something; to nix someone or something. He wants $400? Eighty-six that! We can’t afford it.
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Russell Hogrefe, former executive director of the ACA Illinois Section, died in December at the age of eighty-six.
Eighty-six of the studio apartments will be available for people requiring low levels of care, but there will be 40 special-care units specifically designed for people with Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
Eighty-six the home fries, eighty-six the jukebox, eighty-six the drunk at the end of the bar.
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Ten feet high and eighty-six feet wide, it covered four walls when it first went on view, at the uptown Castelli Gallery.
Eighty-six percent of religious school students admitted lying to teachers; 81 percent of students in public and non-religious private schools said they had lied.
Robert Chorley died in June at the age of eighty-six.
Eighty-six years after the RMS Titanic scraped against an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, researchers are still trying to unravel the mystery of what happened on that fateful night.
Morris and Prat chose eighty-six images that tell of suffering, shame, and absurdity: a swastika on the Hotel de Ville, Wehrmacht officers in front of the Grand Hotel, the executions of hostages, prisoners being taken to concentration camps, a young girl still playing with her tricycle before being carted off with her family by the Nazis, collaborators, a torture helmet from the Gestapo prisons, the Resistance fighter Jean Moulin , the cell in the Montluc fort where Moulin was tortured, the crowd cheering Petain, then de Gaulle at the liberation of Lyon, the Allied bombings, the action of the Resistance fighters at the liberation, and so on.
Whether the exhibition will add up to a new take on this most American of American photographers, who died last year at age eighty-six, is an open question, but it will surely celebrate an artist who never lost interest in the seductiveness of visual experience.