half-pint


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half-pint

Any small, weak, and/or insignificant person. Alludes to a pint, a unit of liquid measurement. Don't go picking a fight with me, half-pint, or I'll knock you into next Tuesday! That new half-pint they hired as a CEO is totally incompetent.
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For holiday gifts, I fill half-pint jars with dried herbs from the garden and attach attractive labels.
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I bet Nicole Kidman is really relieved that her marriage has received the blessing of her half-pint ex, Tom Cruise.
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Duncan McDougall, Greenock LIKE reader Annette Welsh, I bought a half-pint Pyrex jug to use for mixing my baby's feed in 1962 and am still using it.
The court heard Mr Parish boasted he could drink a half-pint of spirits before Mr Watson finished his pint in a "party trick".
Simon Drew, prosecuting, said James threw a half-pint glass at Mr Matthews as he was drinking in the Halfway House pub, in Wolverhampton, causing him serious injuries.
Emma Bridgewater's half-pint version will set you back pounds 14.99 (020 7371 5489, www.
glass abestas directly into a half-pint - a hurricane glass is best.
PROPPING up the bar in the officers' mess, a young Princess Diana waits for her half-pint of shandy.
A hunt member said: "He was drinking red wine out of a half-pint tumbler which was being topped up by the waitresses.
HALF-PINT hero Christopher Baller celebrated his sixth birthday with a police bravery award for nailing an armed robber.