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get pinked

1. dated To be shot by a bullet or other ballistic. We all kept low to the ground to avoid getting pinked by the enemy fire.
2. dated To be stabbed by a sword, rapier, or other kind of blade used in warfare. The casualties from that battle were extremely high on both sides. If you weren't killed by the gunfire, chances were good you'd end up getting pinked by a bayonet.
3. To be terminated from one's job. Half the company is getting pinked in a desperate measure by upper management to save the business.
See also: get, pink

get pinned for (something

To be blamed for or convicted of some crime, transgression, or wrongdoing, especially when one is innocent. He was at the wrong place at the wrong time and ended up getting pinned for the murder. If you get caught, you'll get pinned for obstruction of justice as well as perjury.
See also: get, pin
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If he gets pinned down, he loses and the opponents ridicule him until he gets a rematch.
If Lesnar doesn't end up winning the match, don't expect him to be the one that gets pinned or submitted.
"When your stud heavyweight gets thrown to his back and gets pinned, that sets the tone and everyone is going 'What the heck?' We aren't used to Hank giving up runs, especially at home."
"When someone gets pinned in an undercut, rescue efforts can turn very quickly into retrieval," Joffe said.
Pinterest is really a big addition to Facebook, because it allows people to gather together what they are interested in and others (their friends} are then able to see what that is, making whatever gets pinned quickly viral.
If the blame gets pinned on some executive at the Government Office North East, then we will end up paying a golden severance fee, a full inflation-proof pension, no doubt compensation for hurt feelings due to the suggestion that they may have been less than adequate, and probably then finding they have been offered a position in some local quango.
(2) Tanya Lynn Maynard gets pinned during the nurses' pinning ceremony last week: `I chose nursing as a career because I want to be a missionary for God on a daily basis.
IN most places of work, when a 'position vacant' sign gets pinned up on the notice board, it's clear to all who will get the promotion.
Pins, certificates, and plaques rank highly, but if everybody gets pinned, they're badges, not awards," says Gipson.
The edge of the drop typically gets pinned in place by surface irregularities, so liquid evaporating from the edge, where the drop is thinnest, must be replenished by liquid streaming in from the drop's interior.