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flaky

1. slang Unreliable, especially in keeping commitments. Tom is so flaky, though—I doubt he'll show up.
2. slang Strange, weird, or wacky. I know Stu probably seems a little flaky, but he's harmless, I swear.

flaky

(ˈfleki)
1. mod. unreliable. I’m getting so flaky. Must be old age.
2. mod. habituated to the use of cocaine. (Drugs.) He looks a little flaky. Look at his eyes and nose.
3. and flako (ˈfleko) mod. alcohol intoxicated. Paul was flaky and couldn’t drive. Man is he flako!
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The larger layers of fat and dough that are created by a combination of double and single folds create a flakier pastry than one made using the same formula, but with three single folds.
Fat Fact: The colder and harder the fat, the flakier the crust.
Haddock has white flesh that is flakier than cod and the meat has a slightly sweet taste.
In my testing, however, the Wi-Fi was a bit flakier than I expected.
However, carrying their analysis further than Pascale, they deal with what might be termed the "flakier fringe" of management theory -- "the wilder areas where [management theory] mixes with self-help, philosophy, futurology, or downright quackery" (1996, p.
Moshe Alamaro of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a flakier idea.
Often compared to red snapper, flounder and sole, FPI's SimpleServ tilapia is a mild, tender and versatile fish offering a whiter and flakier treat to consumers who aren't yet familiar with the species.
In one all-too-brief chapter, the authors profile a few of the flakier characters, like Tony Robbins, who has clients walk across burning coals "protected by nothing other than the power of positive thinking."
It also makes oils more stable (so they can be re-used more times in deep-frying) and makes pie crusts flakier and french fries crispier.
Using more water for the liquid will make a tougher cracker; using more shortening will make it flakier and crisper, and more flavorful, at the cost of putting more fat in your diet.
John Hollow, mill operations supervisor, admits he was skeptical about Nordberg's claim that the WF produced a flakier, or sliver-like, product which would be more amenable to grinding in a ball mill than the normal pebble feed.
When I photographed a pie in daylight with each aperture setting, the crust looked decidedly flakier in the narrower aperture.
They want him to spread that winning mentality to a dressing room, which in recent years has become flakier than an ice cream van full of 99s.
The trouble is that the Remain vote has turned out to be much flakier than it felt last June, or even at the time of the Richmond byelection.