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frail

A woman. The phrase comes from rhyming slang in which "frail frame" rhymes with "dame." Look at that frail, walking in here like she owns the place.

twist

and frail
n. a girl; a woman. (Underworld. Possibly rhyming slang twist and twirl = girl and frail frame = dame. Detective novels and movies.) This good-looking twist comes over to the table and asks Lefty if he’d like to dance. I’ll shoot the frail if you don’t hand it over!

frail

verb
See twist

twist

/wrap around (one's) little finger
To dominate utterly and effortlessly.
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These are small cuts to the Government but they are attacking the smallest and frailest.
Patients must never be treated as numbers but as human beings, indeed human beings at their frailest and most vulnerable," he said.
Soon he had a new release-pod design, one that would be safe for the butterflies, cheap to produce, and able to be operated by the frailest hands of their clientele.
It is of a more elastic fiber than the old, capable of stretching to the extreme, of suspending the frailest particles, of enveloping the vaguest shapes" (Woolf, 1979: 191).
In my self-made seraglio, I was a radiant and robust Turk, deliberately, in the full consciousness of his freedom, postponing the moment of actually enjoying the youngest and frailest of his slaves.
That tie to the sacraments was the thinnest, the frailest of lights in what was an overwhelmingly dark ocean of worldliness, the victory of everything but God.
Nancy constantly works to assure fair payment for the frailest seniors who have a small voice but a great need.
The proposed rules penalize the physicians who care for the sickest and frailest Medicare patients," he said.
The proportion of the frailest elderly in OECD countries (age 80 and older) will grow sharply to 1 in 10 by 2050, up from 1 in 25 in 2010.
Christianity, for all its perceived faults, still offers consistent and solid teaching about the inherent dignity of the human person, at all stages of life, from the tiniest zygote to the frailest elderly person.
We've all seen examples of horrendous nursing - especially the frailest of us.
Peter Kay, president of the British Orthopaedic Association, welcomed the audit as it showed how care for some of the country's frailest and most vulnerable patients could be improved, as well as highlighting how much progress had been made because NHS trusts were openly reporting their performance figures.
Andy Chaplin, consultant in orthogeriatrics at the trust, said: "The work has focused on improving outcomes and experience across the whole patient journey from admission to discharge for a group of patients, many of whom are the frailest in hospital.
8220;The care that we provide not only to full-term newborns, but also to the tiniest, frailest infants, is extraordinary, and we are so proud to have that level of care acknowledged,” said Constance A.