grubber


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money-grubber

Someone who obsessively and aggressively attempts to accumulate, hoard, and protect their money. Tom's always been a bit of a money-grubber—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. These fatcat CEOs are such money-grubbers—they don't give a damn about their customers, so long as their pockets are lined.

grade-grubber

1. A student who is intently and primarily focused on getting good grades. I know some of the kids in my class are just grade-grubbers—anxious to get an A above all else.
2. A student who tries to persuade the teacher to change their grade, as through flattery or questioning. He only complimented your outfit because he's a grade-grubber who wants you to turn his B into an A. All the grade-grubbers are saying that I misled them with how I worded one of the questions on the test, ugh.

grubber

slang Someone who obsessively and aggressively attempts to accumulate something. Tom's always been a bit of a money-grubber—he'd sell his own mother if it meant a bit more profit. He only complimented your outfit because he's a grade-grubber who wants you to turn his B into an A.

grade-grubber

1. n. an earnest, hardworking student. (In the way a pig roots or grubs around for food.) If there are too many grade-grubbers in a class, it will really throw off the grading scale.
2. n. a student who flatters the teacher in hopes of a higher grade. A few grade-grubbers help assure old professors that the world is not really changing at all.

money grubber

n. a stingy person. The boss is such a money grubber. He still has his first paper clip.
See also: grubber, money
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Rooney was the first to react to a Carl Rudd grubber, which bobbled about and bamboozled the North Wales Crusaders defence.
From the resulting play, the ball was spread right and Barrett produced a masterful grubber that Calderwood touched down - although he was almost ruled to have gone dead after slipping at the last second.
Workington, however, hit back following a ball steal and Dexter Miller grabbed a loose ball to score following a Jay Duffy grubber.
It took less than two minutes for him to put in Martin for him to put in Martin Corry in the corner and the fly-half's grubber allowed Paul Sackey to touch down before the break.
By the time his grubber kick was pounced on by impressive debutant Gabe Hamlin to extend Wigan's lead, Tomkins had switched into the halves - allowing Morgan Escare to make his long-awaited return from injury at fullback.
The home side took the lead inside the opening 10 minutes after great work by the forwards allowed fly half Phil Jones to grubber kick through the middle for the chasing Andrew Claypole to score.
But it was a clever grubber kick by Pisi rather than a line break that set up the first try after 20 minutes for fullback Tin Nanai-Williams, who only recently qualified to play for the country of his parents' birth.
"I also thought our backs showed good sense in mixing up a variety of dinks and grubber kicks into the wind and we are all delighted at the result."
Fly-half Adam Canning missed the conversion but, minutes later, leftwing Alex O'Malley scored a second after a clever grubber kick by Johns.
Ben Galea hit back for Hull within eight minutes when he latched on to a grubber kick and scored.
It wasn't just a sly little spit, it was a full-on, manly gob with that awful 'hcccccccck' hockling sound following by the big grubber flying from between her lips.
Clay collected a superb Moulsdale grubber along the touchline and dived over in the corner to kick-start the scoring.
Flanagan ended up top scorer with 11 points (three penalties and a conversion) and winger Kristian Phillips scored the Ravens' try, following a clever Nathan Edwards grubber kick.
And both sides capitalised while one up, Dacey touching down before he saw yellow and Andy Wright collecting a grubber kick in the corner.
After all, the man who spent pounds 12.5million on Tore Andre Flo (three of the worst players to wear a Rangers jersey) was surely the proverbial baw-hair away from realising their ultimate dream and putting Rangers in the grubber.