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bit of fluff

1. A physically attractive woman. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Jack knew he was the envy of all of his friends as he paraded around town with his new bit of fluff.
2. A derogatory term used to describe a woman who lacks value beyond being physically attractive. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. I can't believe my ex-boyfriend went out with that bit of fluff!
See also: bit, fluff, of

fluff (one's) lines

To forget or bungle the words that one is supposed to say, as in a speech or play. My mind went completely blank as soon as I stepped on stage, and I totally fluffed my lines. I had learned the speech off by heart, but I was so emotional that I started fluffing my lines about halfway through.
See also: fluff, line

fluff out

To cause something to become puffier in appearance. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fluff" and "out." In the 80s, girls used to fluff out their bangs and make their hair as voluminous as possible.
See also: fluff, out

fluff up

To shake or otherwise move something soft or plush so that it becomes (or at least looks) fluffier. A noun or pronoun can be used between "fluff" and "up." I fluffed up the pillows on the couch before our guests got here.
See also: fluff, up


slang Snow. The sun will melt some of this fluff-stuff, thank goodness. I don't know about you, but I'm certainly ready for spring!
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fluff one's lines

 and blow one's lines; muff one's lines
to speak one's speech badly or forget one's lines when one is in a play. The actress fluffed her lines badly in the last act. I was in a play once, and I muffed my lines over and over. It's okay to blow your lines in rehearsal.
See also: fluff, line

fluff something out

[for a bird] to move its feathers outward. The parrot said good night, fluffed its feathers out, and went to sleep. The bird fluffed out its feathers.
See also: fluff, out

fluff something up

to make something soft appear fuller or higher. Fluff your pillow up before you go to bed. She fluffed up her pillow before retiring.
See also: fluff, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

bit of fluff (or skirt or stuff)

a woman regarded in sexual terms. British informal
1937 W. Somerset Maugham Theatre It was strangely flattering for a woman to be treated as a little bit of fluff that you just tumbled on to a bed.
See also: bit, fluff, of
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fluff up

To shake or ruffle something, especially something with feathers or fur, to make it softer, puffier, or larger: When my canary fluffs up its feathers, it looks round and fat. I fluffed up the cat's fur with a hairbrush. The pillows will be more comfortable if you let me fluff them up.
See also: fluff, up
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. n. nonsense; irrelevant stuff; hype. Cut out the fluff and talk straight.
2. tv. & in. to make an error; to do something incorrectly. Todd fluffs his lines in the same place every night.


n. snow. There is supposed to be an inch of fluff-stuff tonight.
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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Meanwhile, the title race remains as close as ever with a number of teams on the coat tails of league leaders, The Fluffs.
The developed technology of receiving fluffs on the basis of deep processing of sheep coarse and semi-coarse wool leads to receiving of I-II sort downs for yarn of 21-23 and 23-24 microns from coarse and semi-coarse wool and receiving of downs as a filling for quilts with the content of coarse fibers to 40%.
As shown in Table 1, the comfort factor increased significantly in processed fluff and constituted 85.3 - 91.7% depending on the breed of sheep, which indicates coarse fibers with a diameter of 30 mm at the level of 14.7 and 9.3% in its composition.
Thinness of processed wool in comparison with initial wool decreases by 31.0% in case of Kazakh coarse wool sheep, by 33.5% in case of Saryarkinskoy breeds, and by 33.2% in case of Edilbaevskoy sheep after 4th clearing and constitutes 21.5, 23.7, and 23.2 microns respectively and thereby, correspond to the requirements shown for fluff fibers, which is 25 microns.
These findings indicate that a single comb of wool on roller card FN 288 and three-time comb on top card A 186 is the optimal way for getting fluff, which can be used for producing wool tops and yarns.
Despite shortening of fibers the length of fluff after forth clearing exceeds the level of 40 mm and thereby, corresponds for yarn manufacturing on hardware system of spinning.
You should now have the stripped quill that has the fluff tip and the marabou stripped off of each side of the quill (Figure 2).
* Gather the stripped marabou by pinching the webbing part between your fingers, add the fluff to the part still attached to the quill and with a pair of scissors trim the remaining part of the quill and the webbing.
.Julie Stevens and Cher Treagust of CJFX, Hannah Reynolds, of Mischievous Marketing, and Chloe Hennegan, Fat Fluffs.
Slip three Crow beads over the wrapped quill on each of the fluffs as shown in Photo C.
Select two fluffs that have their tips darkened to look like eagle plumes.
Select the next two white fluffs. Straighten them by holding the quills between thumb and first finger, crimping the quill with your thumbnail on the side you want to bend towards.
Next, take two more fluffs and repeat the process, this time positioning these about 1 inch above the base of the big quill as in Figure 3.
Place a drop of glue on the spot and position the first fluff on the outside of the quill and make sure it follows the curve as close as you can.
Take the second fluff and position it on the inside of the quill's curve and wind this in place with thread as well.